There was a study done and published in the Journal of Periodontology that looked at 51 sets of twins. They both followed an oral hygiene protocol; but only one of the two flossed regularly. It was found that the twin that did not floss did indeed have higher levels of bacteria. This bacteria is what causes perio disease.
There has been significant research done related to periodontal disease and heart disease. People with perio disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.
At Kopp Dental in Elmhurst, we want to encourage you to keep your regular dental exam appointments. It truly could save your life! Call today to make an appointment with our hygienist.