Why Flossing is Important
Have you ever wondered why you’re asked at each check-up if you’ve been flossing? That’s because flossing is important to your oral health. While you may be brushing your teeth daily, you aren’t able to clean entirely between your teeth leaving build-up that can cause issues down the road, this is where flossing is important to get in between your teeth.
Forgetting to floss can leave your smile in danger due to those hard-to-see spaces that regular brushing won’t reach. So, we all know flossing is important, but do you know why?
Flossing is important because it can:
Prevent gum disease
Plaque on your teeth can lead to gum disease. The bacteria found in the plaque can cause an inflammatory response that can contribute to gum disease. When you floss regularly, it can help avoid gum disease.
Freshen your breath
Just because you brushed your teeth doesn’t mean your breath will smell good! When you floss, your breath smells fresh by flossing away all the food and bacteria that are trapped between your teeth. This small step can create a noticeable fresher smell.
Stop tooth decay
Is the dentist chair not your favorite spot? Flossing should be your best friend then! If you tend to skip this step, you may find yourself sitting in the chair with the sound of a dental drill. Even a tiny sliver of sticky candy caught between two teeth can cause plaque, within two days!
We know you’ve worked hard on your smile! Don’t let it go to waste by not flossing. Regular flossing improves the overall brightness of your smile and can also be combined with the appearance of healthy gums.
While it’s a small step in your daily routine, it’s a big one. Whether you’re in braces or Invisalign, flossing is important as it’s a vital part of your daily life. Removing the plaque on your teeth can prevent any decay in the future and can improve your appearance. With daily flossing, it can be easy and painless to keep your teeth healthy.