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Here are X benefits of flossing

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Evan
Here are X benefits of flossingDental flossing is of the best dental hygiene that you can practice to ensure that you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Many people see it as an optional practice to regular brushing of teeth. However, our dentist offers a contrary opinion and regards flossing as a crucial and mandatory habit for optimal oral health. Even if you keep the recommended practice of brushing your teeth twice a day, you need to ensure that you floss daily. This is because, flossing offers benefits that the regular brushing of teeth cannot bring, and the combination will be complementary for proper dental health.

It is preventive dental care

Flossing helps you prevent and avoid dental problems such as tooth decay and cavities. With proper oral hygiene like brushing, there is always that risk that some bacteria and food particles remain. Your toothbrush for instance cannot reach in between your teeth. This is where flossing comes in, ensuring that there are no food particles left in between your teeth. This therefore will minimize the chances of developing tooth decay in between your teeth.

Prevents accumulation of tartar

Regular flossing is important if you want to avoid tartar from building up and causing damage to your teeth. When bacteria accumulate, it turns into plaque which will ultimately lead to tooth decay and cavities. It is therefore important to disrupt these bacteria before they become tartar, and flossing is an important step that can help you achieve this.

Freshens your breath

Food particles left in your gums and teeth cause foul breath from your mouth. This is because the bacteria in your mouth is constantly breaking down these food particles, and in the process causing an unpleasant odor. Flossing removes these food particles, therefore, minimizing bad breathing from your mouth.

You will prevent Gum Disease

You will be able to remove food particles and bacteria from your gums. This therefore will ensure that you can keep your gums healthy and avoid complicated conditions.
Our dentists always educate their patients on the best practices. Make a point to visit us or call us if you have any queries regarding proper dental habits.

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