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Why You Should Make Flossing a Daily Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

flossing-san-clemente-dentist Flossing should be an everyday part of a mouth-cleansing regimen. Even when you brush your teeth twice every day, flossing should be carried out at least once.  Going a step further to floss takes care of at least 40% of the bacteria and food particles your toothbrush could not reach. As you will find out, flossing has many benefits.

 

Cleaner Teeth

 

A brush can only take care of plaque and debris on the outer surface of the teeth. It may not reach between the teeth, which cause food particles to accumulate and increase the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Flossing reaches between the teeth, removing the food particles, plaque, and bacteria. This leaves the mouth cleaner and helps whiten and brighten teeth.

 

It Reduces Teeth and Gum Diseases

 

The primary cause of teeth ailments is bacteria accumulation, which results from food debris. Maintaining clean teeth reduces the amount of plaque and harmful bacteria in the mouth. This promotes better mouth hygiene. Issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay may be prevented just by flossing regularly. In addition to the health of your teeth flossing can help with your overall health as well. Scientists argue that teeth infections can lead to heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues. More research is required to ascertain the correlation between heart attacks and teeth diseases, but it is believed when the disease-causing bacteria enter the bloodstream, which may lead to heart issues.

 

It Improves Your Smile

 

Because flossing helps maintain a clean mouth, this improves your smile. Clean, white teeth can also improve your self-esteem. Also, you get to prevent teeth conditions that could affect your smile such as cavities, yellowing teeth, and tooth decay.  Fresh breath is also part of a beautiful smile. Bacteria and plaque are the leading causes of bad breath. The fewer bacteria and plaque you have around, the fresher your mouth will be.

Flossing, unlike brushing, pays more attention to your teeth. This helps detect any issues such as swelling, bleeding, and redness.  You can take care of any upcoming problems before they get out of hand. When you take good care of your teeth, you reduce the amount of time you’ll spend on treatments, teeth extractions, and other procedures. Not forgetting the pain, discomfort and sleepless nights that come with teeth problems. Many will agree that a toothache strikes at the worst possible time. To make sure you're flossing correctly, you can schedule an oral exam with us at any time.