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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Evan
Is Flossing Really Necessary? Flossing is an essential part of your oral health care routine. Yet, it's something that many people need to do regularly. Perhaps it's because they don't understand the importance of flossing or don't know how to do it correctly.

One of the places where you can learn more about flossing is by talking to the dentist. Below is why flossing is necessary.

Prevents Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common oral health problem that affects many people. It starts with inflammation of the gums and can progress to periodontitis, a severe condition leading to tooth loss. Flossing is one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease as it removes plaque and bacteria between teeth and gums. By flossing regularly, you can help keep your gums healthy and prevent gum disease from developing.

Saves You Money

Preventing dental problems can save you money in the long run. By flossing regularly, you can prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems that may require expensive dental procedures. Flossing is a simple and cost-effective way to maintain oral health and prevent costly dental procedures.

Reduces Bad Breath

A buildup of bacteria in your mouth Bad breath, also known as halitosis. When you don't floss, food particles and bacteria can accumulate between your teeth, leading to bad breath. Flossing helps remove these particles and bacteria, reducing the risk of bad breath.

Removes Stuck Food

Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. However, brushing alone can't remove all the food particles and plaque from your teeth, especially in areas your toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from these hard-to-reach areas, preventing them from accumulating and causing tooth decay and gum disease. Visit our dentist to know why you need to floss daily.
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