By simply adding floss to your daily dental routine, you can get a clean and healthy smile. Many people forget to floss or put it down in their list of priorities because they do not know how important it is or are not sure how to do it right. But flossing every day helps to clean up the gaps between your teeth so that you are less likely to get gum infection. And with improved dental health, you can also avoid the huge costs that come with expensive dental procedures.
What is Dental Floss?
A dental floss is a tool that you should use daily to remove food and the bacteria buildup between your teeth. Floss, usually made of plastic or nylon, is a thin thread that you place between your teeth and pull to clean up gaps. As you pull with the thread, you should remove food and debris.
Why Flossing is important?
1. Prevent Tooth Decay
We know that brushing your teeth does not remove plaque completely. It is hard to reach areas between the teeth with a toothbrush. If ignored for a long time, plaque can lead to gingivitis and eventually cause tooth decay.
2. Reduces Your Risk Of Gum Disease
If you have gum disease, you are not alone. The risk of gum disease can come with age, but people can still develop this condition at an early age – especially if they do not take care of their teeth. Do not risk losing your teeth or succumbing to other health problems! Instead, wash twice daily and floss once a day to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
3. Stops Your Gums From Destruction
Most people do not floss because their gums bleed. But this is the opposite of what they should do. With daily brushing and flossing, you can improve the health of your bleeding gums in a few weeks. If the issue still prevails, please see your dentist because they can check if you are flossing properly and if you have gum disease.
You can floss anywhere anytime! Indeed, the possibilities are endless. Also, the success with flossing is to do it every day, rather than the time of day you do it.
If you have any questions about your oral health or proper flossing procedure, book an appointment with a dentist near you. Our team is always happy to help you find the best ways to take care of your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 519-537-6666.