Emergency dentistry patients could be interested to hear that flossing regularly could prevent the development of lung problems, according to research.
Dental expert Michael Roizen has advised people to floss on a daily basis to ensure gums remain strong and healthy in a bid to reduce the risk of disease, My San Antonio reports.
Gum disease, which is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth, can be responsible for a number of serious health issues.
The removal of the substance through regular brushing and flossing could significantly reduce the risk of developing lung problems.
Scientists claim that people who suffer from diabetes, smokers and pregnant women are at increased risk of developing illness.
Teens Health urges young people to be aware of the symptoms of gum disease in order to track it down as early as possible.
Adopting more regular brushing and flossing habits could reverse the problem if tell tale signs are acknowledged in the early stages.