Benefits of Flossing
As we all know, it is extremely important that we take care of our teeth because, without regular cleaning and check-ups, they are vulnerable to decay. When we are young we are told to brush at least twice a day and floss once per day. But why are we told to floss? What benefits come from flossing between your teeth every single day?
Although most people don’t realise it – and therefore neglect to floss regularly – dental floss cleans the spaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. The use of mouthwash can remove cavity causing bacteria, but it can’t remove the buildups of plaque and leftover food which accumulate between your teeth. This is why flossing is so important! The other benefits of flossing include:
Flossing Can Save You Money:
Although this may seem obvious now that you are reading it, it isn’t to everyone! Since flossing keeps the areas between your teeth clean and healthy, it reduces the occurrence of tooth decay and other dental diseases. Dentists are expensive, and insurance providers are covering less and less of your dental bills all the time. Visit the dentist less often, have fewer dental bills, and save money to use on things that you actually enjoy!
Flossing Reduces the Risk of Harmful Tartar Buildup:
Dental visits are usually uncomfortable from the start due to the scraping and polishing that the dentist must do to remove tartar buildups from your teeth. For many people, the harsh scraping of metal on teeth is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world. If you floss your teeth regularly, less tartar will build up, and next time you visit the dentist you will be spared the torturous teeth scraping.
Flossing Helps Prevent Diseases:
The results of many different scientific studies show that having an unhealthy mouth can have terrible negative effects on the rest of your body. Not cleaning your teeth regularly can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and/or respiratory illness. Flossing is a quick and easy process that can boost the health of your teeth and gums while at the same time reduce your risk of other diseases.
Flossing Protects Your Gums:
Not only does regular flossing reduce your risk of dental disease and cavities, it also protects your gums and keeps them healthy. Flossing removes plaque from the meeting point of the teeth and gums, which reduces the risk of inflamed gums and gum diseases. The main gum disease that can occur due to tartar build-up and not flossing is gingivitis, which causes red and swollen gums.
Keep flossing for healthy teeth and gums!