Flossing is an integral part in maintaining your oral health. Along with brushing your teeth twice a day, professional dentists recommend to floss once a day. Flossing can help maintain the health and longevity of your natural teeth from decay or gum disease. Along with maintaining your oral health, research has discovered correlations between gum disease (periodontal disease) to heart issues.
- Oral Care
Bacteria and germs accumulate in the mouth, particularly with acidic or sweet food and beverage choices. Flossing can help remove food debris and bacteria in difficult to reach areas.
- Tartar Build-Up
If unattended, plaque can quickly accumulate in areas of the teeth that are less likely to be cleaned during brushing.
- Prevents Bad Breath:
As food may get trapped within small crevasses between your teeth and gums, their bacteria may cause unpleasant odor’s. Regular flossing helps to remove odor’s in the mouth cased by food.
- More Effective Than Brushing Alone:
The bristles of your tooth brush can only reach certain surface areas of your teeth. Flossing helps to reach areas between the teeth and gums. Research has found that up to 35% of your teeth’s surface remain uncleaned after standard brushing. Flossing helps to remove and dislodge trapped bacteria and germs.
- Prevents Gum Disease:
Bacteria build up can not only damage your teeth over time but also lead to gum disease. Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease is caused from the inflammation and infection of the gums. As a result this can lead to extensive tooth decay and root canal issues.