Why It's a Good Idea to Always Carry Floss With You
Posted on 7/26/2021 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Most people brush their teeth on a daily basis but rarely floss them. Flossing involves cleaning between your teeth, and it is a very important procedure for your oral hygiene. While brushing can get rid of most food particles stuck on your teeth, it does not always clear all of them; however, flossing does. Therefore, it is important to always floss on a regular basis because it comes with numerous benefits.
It Protects Your Gums
When you don't floss your teeth, bacteria and plaque will easily build up. If you go for days without removing these particles, the bacteria in them will start irritating the gum tissue. This will worsen as the number of bacteria increases. If left untreated, this condition will lead to Gingivitis. Gingivitis is an oral condition that causes puffy and red gums to bleed easily.
Keeps Your Teeth Clean and Healthy
The food particles stuck in between your teeth will build up bacteria that destroy your tooth enamel. By flossing, you get rid of plaque and consequently prevent the build-up of dangerous bacteria. Flossing your teeth regularly is an excellent way of avoiding such dental conditions. Flossing will also make your smile brighter by eliminating stuck food particles and plaque that brushing might have missed.
Protects from other Diseases
If oral conditions caused by bacteria like Gingivitis are left untreated, they can spread to the rest of the body and cause harm. Gingivitis can travel to other body parts through the bloodstream and cause serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory complications. When you floss regularly, you lower the risk of such conditions. Therefore, it is a good idea to always carry your floss. Remember to combine flossing with other oral cleaning methods for the best results. For more information on how to clean your teeth effectively, contact our offices.
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