Think you are safe from dental illnesses because you brush every day? Well, think again! However much you try to bush your teeth there are areas where the toothbrush’s bristles will simply not reach and this is essentially where the problem. A lot of the food particles that cause harm to teeth are actually lodged in the spaces between teeth and brushing alone cannot help eliminate these remnants.
However small that piece of string might look to you, it really is beneficial when it comes to rendering your mouth and teeth clean. A lot of people cite tiredness and laziness as a reason for skipping the floss after means but this comes back to haunt them in the form of dental complications and illnesses. Avoiding the floss causes harm not just to your teeth but affects your health as well. We talked to Dr. Jisoo Shin, DDS about the benefits of flossing after every meal and here is what she had to say.
Prevent tooth decay
If you care about your teeth and want to keep tooth decay at bay, there is every reason to floss after meal. Failure to which, the remnants will turn into tartar and plaque which is full of bacteria and acids which dissolve your teeth causing massive dents and cavities.
Keep you natural teeth healthy
Avoiding the floss can lead to loss of teeth. When food accumulates in between teeth for a very long time, it causes dental decay and a host of other infections which are capable of completely destroying your tooth. Just a simple floss can help prevent all this and help you keep your beautiful natural teeth.
Improve the health of you gums
Flossing is like flexing your muscles in the gym. The more you get used to it the more your body gets accustomed to it and you won’t get the painful sensation and soreness resulting from flossing. Keep flossing every day and your gums will remain healthy forever.
Prevent the need for expensive treatment options
Using that simple piece of string, can mean the difference between you needing new implants and enjoying life with your natural teeth. Flossing teeth is obviously cheaper than getting implants. You have no excuse of not flossing after every meal therefore because it will help you save lots of money.
Improve your smile and aesthetics
Dental flossing gets rid of any teeth stains and food remnants stuck between teeth rendering them sparkling clean. Dirty unclean teeth are not only unpleasant to look at but affect your self-confidence because smiling before people will be more than a problem. Don’t feel uncomfortable any more, floss and brush your teeth on a regular basis and you won’t have to worry about embarrassing food pieces of food stuck in your teeth.
To Prevent Bad Breath
Bad breath is embarrassing and will affect your relationship with peers at work or school. The primary cause of bad breath is lack of regular cleaning and flossing of teeth which results in bacteria build up in the mouth. If you don’t want to struggle with bad breath, floss after every single meal and you will have kept bad breath at bay.
Flossing boosts general body health
Medical research links good oral health with good general body health. People with poor oral hygiene predispose themselves to a host of illnesses. Serious complications such as heart attacks and strokes have all been linked to poor oral hygiene. Simple flossing and cleaning of teeth on a regular basis can mean the difference between you contracting these illnesses and leading a healthy life.
Evade complex procedures
Simple flossing will help you stay clear of a host of serious dental complications which require complex procedures to correct. Procedures such surgeries and use of dentures are invasive and will come in the way of your daily activities.
Flossing is easy and fun
What is there to hate about flossing? I mean it’s just a small string that you have to run through your teeth once or twice in a day and you are good to go. It is not some complex procedure that will take up a lot of your time. The sensation of dislodging food particles from your teeth is oddly satisfying as well. Pick up you floss today and get rid of the nagging remnants.
Here at Vita Family Dentist Care, we incessantly remind our patients on the importance of flossing their teeth after every meal and our efforts are paying dividends. If you need more information and insights on how to properly floss, feel free to contact us here at Vita Dental and we will help you. Visit our offices in Katy and we give you as much information as we can on flossing and its significance.