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Is there a link between flossing and infective endocarditis?

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In brief: Yes, per current inf

Current info does substantiate such a periodontal cardiac relationship.
Flossing is important in maintaining proper periodontal health.

In brief: Yes, per current inf

Current info does substantiate such a periodontal cardiac relationship.
Flossing is important in maintaining proper periodontal health.
Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dr. Howard Kirschner
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry

In brief: Has not been proven

Interesting question.
There has been speculation linking the two, with the idea being that bacteria sent through the blood stream could wind up colonizing on a remote surface, such as a heart valve, but to date it has never been proven that this occurs. I'd keep flossing and keep those teeth and gums as healthy as possible. It's good for your general health.

In brief: Has not been proven

Interesting question.
There has been speculation linking the two, with the idea being that bacteria sent through the blood stream could wind up colonizing on a remote surface, such as a heart valve, but to date it has never been proven that this occurs. I'd keep flossing and keep those teeth and gums as healthy as possible. It's good for your general health.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Thank
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