6 Reasons You Should Floss Daily | Aten & Garofalo Dentistry

6 Reasons You Should Floss Daily

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

We get it. You forget to floss every time you brush your teeth, forgot to buy some floss at the store, or to make matters worse… you hate flossing.

Every time you come in for a check-up, your dentist shares with you the importance of daily flossing while you sitting in the chair. You tentatively listen and say that you will floss the next time, but never do. And within six months when you come back for another check up the same thing happens all over again…

Flossing is so important to your oral health and you may be missing out the benefits of flossing.

Here are six reasons why should floss on a daily basis.

1.Removes About 40% of Plaque

If you don’t floss your teeth the plaque buildup can generate acids that can lead up to the following three things: gum disease, irritated gums, and cavities. By removing more plaque from your teeth it helps you prevent those three things from happening. This equals healthy teeth and happy gums.

2. Your Gums Will Stop Bleeding

More often than not your gums will bleed when you floss and that’s because your gums are irritated. However, the more often you floss it reduce the bleeding of your gums. By removing excess bacteria from your gumline it will stop your body from sending blood to fight an infection in your mouth.

3. Cleans in Areas that Your Toothbrush Can’t Get too

Your toothbrush can only clean so much. However, floss can get into the small crevices in between your teeth so it can remove plaque, bacteria and excess food particles that get stuck. Therefore, reducing the likelihood of you getting gum disease.

4. Improve Your Dental Health Instantly

The more often you floss, you will notice a difference with your gums. Flossing will reduce in puffiness and your gums won’t bleed. Therefore, leaving you with happy gums.

5. Overall Good for Your General Health

Plenty of research has been conducted finding that there is a connection between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with gum disease increases the risk of one having heart disease. By flossing frequently it can help you prevent more serious issues down the road.

6. Prevents Gingivitis from Happening

Flossing can help prevent the signs and symptoms of you developing gingivitis by again removing any excess plaque that is hidden in stubborn areas of your mouth. Combined with regular flossing, tooth brushing, and using a daily mouthwash you will prevent gingivitis from happening.  

There you have it. Six reasons why you should floss on a daily basis to help you not only have a great and healthy smile and mouth, but it can also prevent serious health issues from happening further down the road.

Remember to floss daily for a healthy smile and happy gums!

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