Do you feel totally committed to your daily brushing? How about your flossing? Do you feel the desire to skip this dental hygiene step on occasion? Perhaps you rarely floss! While we understand that once you’re finished brushing your teeth, you have more exciting things to do with your time, flossing is extremely important. We encourage you to consider a few reasons to floss daily and how your commitment offers exceptional protection for your oral health.
Reason #1: To Avoid Gingivitis
One reason we suggest daily flossing to protect your oral health is that it helps you prevent the development of gingivitis. This early stage of gum disease occurs when plaque migrates beneath your gumline, hardens, and causes inflammation. Unfortunately, mild inflammation can turn into an aggressive oral disease – periodontal disease – that can damage gum tissue, jaw tissue, and lead to tooth loss. Floss your smile to prevent inflammation and damage.
Reason #2: To Avoid Cavities
Did you know that any part of your tooth is vulnerable to tooth decay – even the tiny edges between your teeth? Unfortunately, this means if you choose to avoid flossing your smile, you may end up with cavities between your teeth. Increase your power in the fight against this common oral health problem by flossing every single day.
Reason #3: To Prevent Bad Breath
Something you may not know is that bacteria in your mouth are often responsible for bad breath because they release nasty odors. The accumulating plaque between teeth can result in foul-smelling breath if you don’t floss it away – or you can enjoy a fresh mouth with daily flossing.
ABOUT YOUR AUSTIN, MN, DENTIST:
Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.