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Do You Really Miss That Much of Your Tooth When You Forget to Floss?

Posted on 3/15/2018 by Sundberg Office
Flossing Sundberg Center for Dentistry OR 97205Most people brush their teeth religiously, but hardly take the time to floss. If you are one of these people, better come to our clinic immediately so we can check how your teeth had been affected by not flossing regularly.

Do you know that you cannot clean and protect your teeth by brushing alone? If you forget to floss, you actually miss cleaning about 40% of your tooth's surface. This means that you can brush as often as you can, but it would not be enough to maintain good dental health.

Flossing Benefits You May Not Know About

Everyone knows that flossing daily provides numerous oral health benefits. Some of these include prevention and removal of plaque buildup, removal of excess food particles in between teeth, prevention of gum diseases like gingivitis, and controlling of bad breath. Not many people are aware, however, that daily flossing offers other advantages that greatly affect your health.

Studies have shown that regular brushing and flossing reduces the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases. This means that you should never forget to floss again because it can help prevent heart problems. Regular flossing can also prevent your teeth from falling out.

One of the primary reasons for tooth loss is unhealthy gums and using a dental floss can help in this area. If you suffer from dry mouth, flossing can augment the effect of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is a natural disinfectant that fights bacteria in your mouth. A dry mouth is a haven for bacteria, but flossing can help control its growth especially in between teeth.

If you want to know more about flossing or if you have queries on oral health in general, please give us a call or pay us a visit today. We would be more than pleased to assist you with all your oral health concerns.

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