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The Case for Flossing

June 27, 2013 No Comments

There are various ways to improve your smile and one of the most proven ways is to floss regularly. Flossing is often overlooked in most people’s daily routines, but regular flossing can maintain and improve the overall health of your teeth and gums between your regular dental office visits.

Flossing gets rid of harmful debris

Flossing’s basic task is to remove food and other small pieces of debris from between the teeth. Flossing also removes plaque from between teeth that brushing can leave behind. Flossing is the most effective way at removing debris from between the teeth.

Flossing regularly will also polish in between teeth, leaving the surface smooth and healthy. Regular polishing of your teeth will lead to a brighter, more radiant smile.

Flossing helps to prevent bad breath

One of the most noticeable effects of regular flossing is that it can greatly diminish halitosis, or bad breath. By flossing away the food between your teeth, you remove the fuel for odor causing bacteria. Many individuals will notice a difference immediately in the odor of their breath, and others will most likely appreciate your fresher breath as well!

Flossing prevents gum disease and cavities

By far the best reason to floss is that regular flossing reduces your chance of gum disease and cavities. Bacteria and plaque between teeth will generate acid that cause dental decay and irritates the gums, leading to gingivitis and other disease. Regular flossing will greatly decrease the amount of decay and increase the overall health and appearance of your teeth and gums.

Tips for flossing regularly

Flossing regularly is easier said than done. To become a successful frequent flosser there are two simple things you can do. Keeping floss handy such as in your bag, in your car, next to your bed etc. will ensure that you will have it readily available to use when needed. Buying a nice, comfortable floss will also help to make flossing more frequent and pleasurable.

Of the many ways to improve your smile, flossing regularly is perhaps the easiest and most cost effective way to create a healthy and attractive smile. Flossing is frequently overlooked, but daily flossing can improve and maintain the overall health of your teeth and gums.