Are You Missing This Important Step In Your Hygiene Routine?
For most of your life, you have learned about the importance of caring for your teeth and oral health. All of our patients understand the importance of brushing their teeth a minimum of twice a day; however, there is another important aspect of the oral hygiene process that is just as important — flossing. Failure to floss regularly can lead to serious complications with your oral health and the need for dental treatment. Read on to learn more about why you should floss daily.
Why it Is Important to Floss
Is flossing daily a part of your oral hygiene routine? If it’s not, then it should be. Flossing daily is just as important as brushing your teeth. During routine visits to our office, we are able to determine who flosses regularly and who does not based on the appearance of their teeth and gums. Failure to floss daily can lead to serious complications with your oral health. We want to share some important reasons why flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth:
We can all agree that we never want to have bad breath. Maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine is a great way to avoid breath problems. Flossing helps to remove the lingering food and bacteria that are found between the teeth and along the gumline. Brushing your teeth is an excellent way to help remove bacteria from the mouth, but it is impossible for the bristles to reach between the teeth. Dental floss can easily reach these difficult places.
When food and bacteria are left to linger between the teeth, it will eventually lead to tooth decay. As mentioned above, flossing helps remove anything between the teeth.
Gum disease can develop when bacteria and plaque build up between the teeth and along the gumline. Unfortunately, there are not many symptoms of gum disease, so you may be affected for some time before you receive a diagnosis. Routine flossing helps promote healthy gums.
If you have any questions about how to floss or want to learn about products that we recommend, be sure to contact us at our office in The Woodlands, TX. We hope you have a fabulous time flossing away, and we look forward to your next appointment.