In this post from The Plano Dentist, we talk about flossing your teeth and its importance to your dental health.
Flossing can be a bit of a chore. It takes a little extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. But it’s an essential part of your dental hygiene routine, and you should floss at least once every day.
Here are two very good reasons to floss on a regular basis:
When bacteria is allowed to concentrate on your teeth, decay can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage your teeth. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.
Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t get and cleans away plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.
Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.
2. Bad Breath
Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our ‘appearance,’ and we are all aware of how that can affect our relationships.
When we meet new people, speak with others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is on our mind. We worry about how bad breath affects first impressions.
It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about.
Flossing is a great way to help you avert bad breath.
Flossing helps avoid plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.
To curtail your chances of being caught with bad breath, floss every day.
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