Dental Tips and Advice

Why you should floss everyday.

November 15, 2016

Flossing is important and here’s why.

1. Plaque is a swiftly moving menace to your health.

Flossing is the best and baddest weapon used to fight plaque. Even skipping one day a week flossing is better than not flossing at all. Keeping your teeth, gums and body healthy are the results of winning the war against plaque. Floss is the weapon of defense because floss removes the trash and fragments that stick to your teeth with the buildup of plaque. Also, floss gives a pretty polish to your teeth and makes your breath smell sweeter.

2. By flossing every day, you make your gums healthier.

Gums bleed and swell because of the bacteria rooted in the gum line. The presence of the bacteria creates infection and inflammation. Removing the bacteria makes the gums tougher, cleaner, and able to fight inflammation.

3. Your body is healthier when you floss every day.

Remember inflammation, that occurs along the gum line when you don’t floss? That same gum inflammation can cause heart disease, contribute to diabetes, can increase the risk of stroke, and aggravate arthritis and respiratory diseases. Any disease in the body that is triggered by or related to inflammation can be linked to gum disease. Gum disease is always linked to the lack of good and regular flossing practices.

4. Let’s not forget how important flossing is to the health of your teeth.

When plaque accumulates on the teeth, which happens as quickly as just a few hours after eating, the plaque begins to harden. After 48 hours, plaque will begin to eat into the teeth and cause cavities. Missing one day of flossing is a recipe for a dental visit because it will take a professional to remove the plaque and repair the teeth and gums that have incurred the damage. This is the damage that is caused by missing a day of flossing, by the way.

When you make it a practice to floss every day, you increase the health of your gums, teeth, and body. By flossing every day, you are reducing the effects of inflammation, you make your smile whiter, and your gums pinker. For pregnant women, regular everyday flossing reduces the chances of a premature birth or a low-weight baby.