Listen to your parents - brush your teeth. Here is another good reason. Numerous studies have shown an association between tooth brushing and heart disease. Here is a recent in depth study on the subject for those interested in the nitty gritty.
Here is the bottom line. Brushing twice a day (or more) is optimal. Those who never or rarely brush have a 70% greater risk of heart disease. Besides, think of what it will do for your smile!
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