Daily Flossing Is Your Most Important Weapon Against Progressive Gum Diseases

Dr. Allen Sun of Laurentian Dental Centre Kitchener

Dr. Allen Sun, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener

Effective dental hygiene takes more than just brushing your teeth. Together with brushing, daily flossing is the most important thing you can do to protect your Oral health because dental floss goes where a toothbrush cannot reach. Daily flossing is an essential part of the tooth cleaning process because it breaks up and removes plaque trapped between your teeth and at the gum line, where periodontal disease often begins.

Proper brushing and flossing will minimize the number of bacteria that inhabit our mouths. Without daily flossing, millions of these microscopic monsters can call your mouth home, feeding on the food particles left between the teeth. These bacteria produce an acid as a result of their feasting that can eat into the tooth enamel Creating cavities.Moreover, these bacteria also generate volatile sulfur compounds that create embarrassing bad breath.

Closeup on happy young woman showing dental floss

A simple weapon against gum disease.

Cavities often start between the teeth.This is because while brushing cleans the visible surfaces of the teeth, toothbrush bristles can’t reach the tiny gaps between the teeth like flossing does, leaving teeth vulnerable to a buildup of food particles and plaque.

By brushing at least twice daily and flossing, you’ll be able to enjoy healthier teeth and gums, fresher breath and a bright, sparkling smile.

We recommend flossing at least once a day to disrupt the accumulation of bacteria and food particles in the gums and between the teeth. People are sometimes intimidated by flossing, but with a little know how and practice you can soon feel like a real pro.

If you are still feeling overwhelmed after practicing, don’t worry. Our caring dental hygienists will be happy to walk you through the steps to ensure that you’re flossing properly. Inter-dental cleaners are also available for those Who have mobility issues in their hands and experience difficulty handling the dental floss.

Perhaps the bottom line should be: “You should only floss the teeth you want to keep!”

Flossing may seem to be a task that isn’t too important to some people, but if consistent, daily flossing isn’t part of your routine, you can expect to experience Consequences such as chronic bad breath.

It is also likely that you will develop cavities between your teeth, and your gums will become infected with a gum disease called gingivitis. If gum diseases are allowed to go untreated, they quickly escalate to increasingly severe conditions which can cause tooth loss as well as serious medical conditions.

So think twice the next time you feel like skipping flossing because when plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth, it Will harden into a Substance called tartar. With time, more dangerous types of bacteria can build-up within that tartar producing toxins that irritate and inflame the gums.

Perhaps the bottom line should be:“You should only floss the teeth you want to keep!”

Yours for better dental health,

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