Importance of Flossing

The Importance of Flossing

Not only should brushing your teeth be a part of your regular oral hygiene practice, but so should cleaning in between your teeth, commonly known as interdental cleaning. It should be an important part of your daily routine because of the numerous advantages it provides. Floss is only one of many items available to help you complete this crucial daily activity! The main thing is that you clean the sides of your teeth and the region between them every day with an effective approach.

Cleaning between your teeth is beneficial in two ways. It starts by dislodging trapped trash and food matter in hard-to-reach places. Second, it cleans plaque (also known as biofilm) from your teeth’s sides. Plaque removal is critical for your oral health, since it contributes to a variety of dental issues if left uncontrolled.

Failing to clean between your teeth can lead to a lot of issues:

Tartar: Removing plaque regularly is vital to your oral health because plague left on your teeth will harden into tartar. Once this occurs, you will not be able to clean it on your own but will require the help of your dental professional.

Gum disease: Plaque and tartar can contribute to your gums becoming sensitive, inflamed, and red: symptoms of gum disease. The sooner you start flossing, the better. Early-stage gum disease (also known as gingivitis) is reversible, but later-stage gum disease (also known as periodontitis) is not.

Cavities: Tooth decay from plaque can create holes (also known as dental caries) in your teeth’s hard outer layer, known as the enamel. Left untreated, this can lead to pain, infection, and other oral health problems.

Chronic disease: Chronic oral health problems have been connected to other health problems

Brushing your teeth is essential but it does not remove all your plaque. Cleaning between your teeth is associated with a lower frequency of gum disease, cavities, and missing teeth.

Besides flossing, regular dental visits can help improve your oral health. Talk to a dentist about methods to help keep your teeth strong. Contact us at 1728 Dental Practice for more information:

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