Why Regular Flossing is so Important

It’s common practice to brush your teeth at least twice a day: once in the morning after breakfast and once at night, following dinner. This is good practice, although best practice involves a regular regimen of flossing in between the teeth using specialised string known as dental floss. Dental floss is cheaply available from chemists or supermarkets, and flossing can ensure that your teeth remain bright and sparkling and your gums healthy and pink. Flossing can also prevent gum disease and other oral conditions, and does a wonderful job at ensuring your smile remains a million dollars.

Teeth and Gum Care

Regular utilisation of dental floss removes plaque and assists in preventing the build-up of plaque over time. Plague forms when food particles remain in between the teeth and gums for too long, and rots teeth when left untreated. Given this, flossing, in combination with regular brushing, is the best technique to ensuring long-term healthy teeth.

Regularly unhealthy gums can contribute to the risk of you losing teeth to rot or requiring a root canal to replace damaged teeth. Brushing your teeth twice per day is healthy, but it may not necessarily prevent you from developing gum infection and consequently trouble with your teeth.

Disease Prevention

In reality, flossing daily secures against gum disease by evacuating plaque and other food particles. A range of conditions can impact oral health: HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and dietary problems, and result in the development of gingivitis and other oral conditions. Flossing regularly prevents gingivitis and ensures that your oral health is as sound as possible.

If flossing provokes bleeding gums, it’s a sign that your oral health is not as good as it should be. Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing is an indication that the skin vessels in your gums are weak from under-stimulation. This can be fixed quite easily with more-frequent flossing. Frequent flossing increases the strength of skin vessels in the gums and assists them from dying from mistreatment.

Aesthetic Function

There’s nothing more noticeable when you’re talking to someone who hasn’t flossed properly than the pieces of food stuck in their teeth. Flossing regularly removes detritus from in between the teeth and gums and produces a brilliant smile. While it’s only anecdotal, there is evidence that flossing after a meal reduces the urge to continue eating which can be a helpful psychological tool when you’re trying to drop a few pounds. Regardless, flossing after a meal genuinely advances oral health and can keep your mouth and teeth looking and feeling incredible.

For more detailed information about the benefits of flossing please feel free to reach out to Care Dental Cashmere at any time. We are available via telephone and email and will always respond to your enquiries quickly. Book an appointment today to get your oral health checked and walk away feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

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