According to a new study, men who treat their inflamed gums may also combat erectile dysfunction. Prior studies have found a connection between ED and periodontitis, also known as inflammation of the gums. The new study, which comes courtesy of Inonu University in Malatya, Turkey, has revealed that treating the infection can improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction after just three months.

The study compared 80 men suffering from erectile dysfunction to a control group of 82 without any problems. 53 percent of the men in the sample group had inflamed gums, compared to just 23 percent in the control group. Men with periodontitis were over three times more likely to experience erection issues than men with healthy gums.

Erectile dysfunction affects some 150 million men worldwide, so do yourself (and your partner) a favor and take care of those gums.

Floss daily, motherfucker.

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[via NY Daily News]