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The Importance and Benefits of Flossing

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Oral hygiene should be an essential part of your life. Just like you take care of your body, your teeth should be looked after the same way. One of the many dental habits that one should undertake is flossing every day. Why must you floss? Well, because it has many benefits. Let's look at some.

1. Removes Plaque

Each tooth has five surfaces, and failing to floss properly will promptly lead us to miss two of these surfaces. If that happens, plaque will begin to develop, which will lead to enlarged gums, tooth decay, and gum disease.

2. Boosts Overall Health

When you're someone with good oral health, you decrease the danger of stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid joint inflammation, respiratory sickness, and coronary illnes3. s—all connected to gum health and periodontitis.  So, floss daily, as this eliminates the hidden food and plaque buildup between the teeth and maintains your good oral health.

3. Prevents Gingivitis

Gum disease is a beginning phase of gum infection where gums become enlarged and drain without any problem. Sound gums don't drain when you floss or brush. If your gums get infected, it is a sign you need to floss and brush as often as possible.

4. Cost-Efficient

Flossing is a slight expense and a simple approach to forestall tooth decay and encourage a healthier oral cavity. While some might think how effective flossing might be, the answer to that is that it isn't ineffective, to say the least. 

5. Give a Beautiful Smile

Flossing will lead to better breath, whiter teeth, and a gorgeous smile. In addition, spending only a few additional minutes a night flossing will better your general overall health


Please visit Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry and meet Dr. Naomi Lane to learn about the additional benefits of flossing.

Posted on Oct 25, 2021
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