Flossing is often something we forget to do while we tend to our dental health. Flossing can be very annoying and painful activity to do. Sometimes when you floss, your gums would bleed. This is why a lot of people don’t even bother. People often avoid flossing and go straight to brushing their teeth and using the mouthwash. Unfortunately, if we don’t floss, Food can accumulate between our teeth which leads to bacteria buildup. This can lead to the formation of cavities, gum inflammation, and bad breath. This is why we often ask our dentists, “why do I still get cavities even after brushing and using mouthwash twice a day?”
We often take flossing for granted, but after reading this article, you will realize the powerful benefits and importance of flossing your teeth on a daily basis.
Preventative oral care
When we eat, food can easily get stuck between our teeth. If we don’t bother to get it out, it will stay there during the night. While we sleep, bacterial can grow from the food that is left between our teeth. These bacterias could invade our tooth enamel and gums. As time goes by, it can result in painful gum disease and cavities, where our teeth can eventually become weak and fragile. However, with flossing, it provides a preventative care to our teeth. It prevents the growth of bacteria and toxins that can be detrimental to our dental health. It has been proven that flossing twice a day can prevent the formation of cavities.
Strengthen our gums
If you floss and witness that your teeth are bleeding, that means your gums are weak. Plaques, bacteria, and tartar can weaken your gums. Fragile gums can lead to swelling, pain, and periodontal issues. If you floss on a daily basis, it will strengthen up your gums. Eventually, you will notice that you will stop bleeding when you floss.
Prevent tartar buildup
Tartar and plaque do not take long to accumulate on your teeth. When plaque is left unremoved, it can harden up and become tighter. Fortunately, daily flossing can remove the plaque between your teeth, therefore prevent the tartars from forming at your gumline.
Get rid of bad breath
When food gets trap between your teeth, bacteria can form. The worst part is that bacteria can cause bad breath. This can’ be very unattractive to your date, family, or friends. Fortunately, you can get rid of bad breath with daily flossing.
Brushing and flossing goes hand-in-hand
When you brush and not floss, you only clean the outside of your drinking class, but you neglect the inside parts. Brushing alone only cleans 50% of your teeth. You need to floss to get in between the cracks that the brush is not able to reach. With both flossing and brushing, you can have 100% clean oral health
Reduce diabetes and heart disease
It’s a proven fact that gum disease is linked to diabetes and heart disease. This actually makes sense because our bodies are interconnected. If you take the time to floss on a daily basis, it will reduce the chance of developing gum disease. If you have a lower chance of gum disease, it will reduce your risk of getting diabetes and heart disease.
Cavities are those annoying holes that form in your teeth. They are formed by bacteria which originates from the food you eat. When you floss, you get rid of the food between your teeth, therefore reduce the chance of getting cavities.
Enjoyable dental appointment
When you don’t floss, plaques and tartars tend to build up around her teeth. In addition, you get bad breath and gum disease. When you go in to see your dentist, your dentist will have to work extra hard to get rid of those plaques and tartars. This can be very painful as they drill and scrape into your teeth and gums. It can lead to a very long and unpleasant dental appointment. However, if you floss on a daily basis, the dentist won’t have to do much. He won’t have to drill that hard or scrape anything. As a matter of fact, all the dentist will do is perform a regular dental cleaning which would last around 30 minutes, and then you’re out the door.
Flossing is a common activity that we often overlook when it comes to cleaning our teeth. At EVDP dentistry, we take dental health very seriously. We will Thoroughly examine your teeth to see what we can do to help. We are also very happy to educate our patient to teach them what they can do to improve their oral health. If you are flossing on a daily basis and still have issues, our expert dentist can show you the proper way to floss, brush, and to use the mouthwash. With us, we want to take care of our patients and make sure that they are well informed on how to take care of their teeth.