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Importance of Flossing

young girl flossingFailing to floss leaves your gums and teeth in danger, while regular flossing can help remove plaque and tartar hiding in the tiny spaces inside your mouth. Let’s take a closer look at the importance and benefits of flossing.

Improved Appearance

Dental experts claim that you can achieve better overall brightness of your teeth for years to come through regular flossing. Not only does it brighten your smile, but it improves the health of your gums too.

Prevents Tooth Decay

Flossing can help prevent cavities by removing the bacterial plaque. The acids in your mouth can turn the food stuck between your teeth into cavity-causing plaque, and if not treated properly, it can lead to infections. By flossing every day before going to sleep, you can easily prevent your teeth from decaying.

Prevents Gum Disease

Plaque accumulation in your mouth can lead to gum disease by triggering an inflammatory response. Through regular and consistent flossing, you can avoid dental issues such as bleeding gums, receding gums, as well as bone and tooth loss.

Leaves you with Fresh Breath

Good, fresh-smelling breath can uplift anyone’s confidence. By flossing your teeth daily, you can achieve fresh breath as you remove all the remaining food particles from your mouth.

Reduced Chances of Heart Disease

According to medical and dental experts, if not treated properly, gum disease can lead to the development of heart disease. A recent study showed that the chances of developing heart disease increases by 20% if you have gum disease. The infected narrow arteries in the gums can lead to cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is highly recommended to incorporate flossing in your daily oral care routine.

Specialized Dental Floss

A significant number of people think that standard dental floss is the only product that is effective. However, if you have any of the following conditions, there are specialized flossers available to suit your needs:
•  If you have sensitive gums and teeth that bleed easily, you can purchase a soft floss for easy gliding.
•  If you have braces, you can opt for floss with a stiff end that slides beneath the main wire.
•  If you have a child with developing gums, you can get them in the habit of flossing by using a floss designed for kids.
•  If you face any difficulty using standard floss, you can purchase an electric floss that can reach into the back of your mouth.

Of course, flossing is an essential part of your tooth care routine, but to maintain the sparkling health of your teeth, you must follow a complete dental routine that will protect your teeth and gums in the long run.

To find out more about the importance of flossing and which type of dental floss will work best for you, call (669) 306-7669 and schedule your dental checkup with [[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME1]]] and .

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Importance of Flossing in San Jose, CA
Nancy Shiba, DDS, 125 N Jackson Ave, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95116-1914; (669) 306-7669;; 7/18/2024