This just in: A study out of Taiwan has found that forgetting to brush your teeth can impact your ability to maintain an erection.
That’s right, fellas. All those nights you skipped brushing because you were too tired or too lazy or too drunk could be killing your boners.
Researchers found that guys with erectile dysfunction were also 79 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with chronic periodontal disease compared to guys without ED.
Chronic periodontal disease is an infection in the gums that happens as a result of poor brushing. The gums become inflamed and recede from the teeth, creating pockets where bacteria can fester and spread to the surrounding bone.
Inflamed gums can also cause damage your endothelial cells, which line the insides of all your blood vessels. Damage to your endothelial cells can lead in decreased blood flow, resulting in an inability to get hard.
The good news? All of these problems can be treated if caught early. Treatment can be as quick and easy as a deep cleaning from your dentist.
The better news? All of these problems can be prevented by simply brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day and visiting your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.