Most people know why it’s important to brush your teeth – it helps you avoid gum disease and tooth decay. But here’s what you might not know: Brushing your teeth may help lower your risk of major disease and illness. Several new studies show that poor brushing habits are associated with Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and pancreatic cancer. When gum disease is present, bacteria in the mouth can travel through the blood stream to the brain, heart, and other internal organs. It’s just one more good reason to brush your teeth every day! – Innovate Dental Marketing Source:  Beyond Tooth Decay: Why Good Dental Hygiene is Important – Medical News Today