Everyone has their daily routine. They might wake up, make a batch of coffee, take a shower, eat a quick breakfast, then brush their teeth. While some of these items might make it into the unique routine some mornings, some will not. Rarely will brushing teeth be left out of the routine. However, one oral care step that is often left out is flossing.
If someone is pressed for time, flossing their teeth might be the first step to be left out. However, this step is vital and should be a part of the routine every day.
1. Prevents Bad Breath
Food debris tends to get trapped in places that the toothbrush cannot effectively clean. One of these places is in the gum line. As the food debris builds up, the bacteria can cause an unpleasant odor in your mouth.
2. Assists Brushing
As mentioned before, while brushing is an important part of oral care, it needs assistance. Flossing will help reach and clean the areas that the toothbrush cannot effectively clean because of its design.
3. Prevents Tartar Build-Up
Plaque tends to accumulate on teeth rather quickly. When this is not properly addressed, the plaque will harden into tartar. While a toothbrush will typically get the plague off the teeth, there are times that this will go into hard to reach areas between the teeth and gum line. Flossing daily will help remove the plaque and help prevent it from turning into tartar.
4. Prevents Gum Disease
Plaque does much more than just harden into tartar. If it builds up too much it can also lead to a disease in the gums where they have inflammation and eventually begin to erode. Flossing can help prevent this build-up, and therefore, help prevent gum disease.
For more advice on how to keep your teeth in tip-top shape, contact Makefield Dental Care today to set up an appointment.
Four Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
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