Since 40% of Americans today are not going to the dentist, it is clear that few know that oral health plays such and important role to overall wellness and systemic health, and we see it as our responsibility to educate more people about this common misconception.
YOU NEED A HEALTHY MOUTH TO HAVE A HEALTHY BODY
So why is it so important to take care of your teeth? Let's break it down.
We keep banging on about the fact that around 80% of Americans have gingivitis today, or gum disease. Gum disease can progress into tooth loss and even more serious diseases if not treated. Think about it: if the body is burdened with inflamed gums, hundreds of species of bacteria have free access to enter your bloodstream - meaning the immune system is busy fighting that instead of other inflammations such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy issues, and even certain types of cancers.
A scary example - pregnant women are generally more prone to develop gum disease, and research has found a link between the condition with early births. It is estimated that 18 out of a 100 premature births are triggered by gum disease and this can of course affect a developing baby's health as well.
FLOSS BAR IS ON A MISSION TO EDUCATE AND MAKE PREVENTIVE CARE MORE ACCESSIBLE
With gum disease being such a massive problem in America, we think there is also a massive knowledge gap on how to avoid it and the fact that it can be detrimental to overall health. By keeping your mouth in check by regular professional cleanings and a solid home cleaning routine in between appointments, you will not only be on your path to better overall health, you will also be able to save a lot on general health care costs as the body will be more fit to fight other inflammations naturally.
Floss Bar is changing the traditional way to go to the dentist to help more people access the preventive care they desperately need. With untraditional opening hours and better pricing, we hope to get the 40% of Americans currently not going to the dentist to start coming in regularly!