It removes plaque
Plaque buildup leads to tartar, a hard substance that traps bacteria and is extremely difficult to remove. When you visit your dentist’s office, the scraping on your teeth is often your dental hygienist working to remove this awful bacteria. It’s best to avoid it entirely.
- It can prevent tooth loss.
When you don’t floss, it’s a lot easier to get gingivitis, a gum disease, from missing all of the areas that floss can reach for you. Gingivitis causes periodontal disease, the main cause for people losing their teeth.
- It helps prevent heart disease.
By flossing your teeth, you’re ridding yourself of harmful bacteria, which can over time lead to heart disease and make people with weaker immune defense very sick.
- It helps prevent bad breath.
The number one cause of bad breath is bacteria. Brushing alone doesn’t remove all odor causing bacteria. Flossing reaches areas that you can’t clean properly with a toothbrush.
- It saves you a lot of money.
Flossing prevents tartar, which leads to cavities and gingivitis, which can cause gum disease.
As you can see, there are many medical, hygienic, and economic reasons for flossing daily. Your smile will shine brighter, and you will feel better about yourself overall. It’s never too late to add flossing to dental hygiene your routine! For more information, contact us at https://mintalardental.com/