I did not see the President’s speech at all, but I can see by the activity on twitter that he mentioned the relationship between gum disease and heart disease and something about flossing.
While flossing is certainly a useful practice and everyone SHOULD floss and brush daily, it is important to note that flossing and brushing are not always enough to prevent gum disease. In fact, chances are that many people will develop the disease anyway.
How do I know this? I know by the statistics that dental professionals agree upon. Up to 75% of people in the United States have some gum disease Right NOW!
While Mr. Obama is correct in that researchers have noted this connection, he may not be aware that flossing might not be the ultimate solution to stopping or preventing gum disease.
However, I’m very delighted that he mentioned the connection and I hope that people will soon learn that there are many other connections between gum disease and other diseases too!
Additional resources for those concerned about what they can do about preventing or stopping the progression of gum disease, starting today!
Useful tools for fighting gum disease: http://www.ToothyGrinsStore.com (especially the hydrofloss)
e-book on fighting gum disease: http://www.Gingivitiskiller.com
Free report: http://www.HowToStopGumDisease.com