Do you floss?
Most of you, if not all of you know that it is important to floss your teeth, but you may not know of the benefits that come along with daily flossing. Although brushing cleans most of the tooth surface, flossing allows you to reach the areas that your toothbrush can’t. Flossing is a critical part of keeping your teeth and gums and healthy.
Let’s have a look at the benefits of daily flossing:
Daily Flossing is a simple step that you can take to prevent gingivitis and keep your gums healthy. Flossing removes plaque that builds up. Brushing combined with flossing will help keep your gums healthy and your smile bright.
Helps Avoid Cavities & Prevents Tooth Decay
If you consume a lot of sugar you may be at risk for cavities. Plaque builds up and remains on the surface of your teeth which can eventually lead to cavities. Flossing regularly cleans the bacteria in your mouth to help keep your mouth healthy and cavity free.
Helps Fight Bad Breath
When food particles aren’t removed, they start to collect bacteria, which can cause bad breath. When done correctly, flossing can remove the food particles that may become stuck between your teeth.
Can Help Get Rid of Dry Mouth
If you are experiencing dry mouth, brushing and flossing daily can help. Saliva is a natural disinfectant in your mouth. Regular flossing can help compensate for the lack of saliva, by removing the bacteria from your mouth.
Saves you Money
Flossing daily can save you money. By eliminating tartar, plaque, and bacteria from your mouth you can save a lot of money on dental treatments.
Visit Dr. Maryam Adibfar Davisville Medical Dental Centre to learn more about maintaining good oral health and to keep your teeth strong and bright!