You might think that flossing your teeth is redundant act, a waste of time and money. However, those few minutes spent flossing everyday might just save you from future troubles. After all, prevention is better than cure.
Here’s what not flossing might cause:
When you eat, there will be remnants of food particles stuck between your teeth. Without flossing, the food will remain in your mouth for long periods of time and promote bacterial growth, causing bad breath.
Cavities / Tooth Decay
By not flossing, you are allowing plaque to build up in your mouth. If left for long, it will eventually begin to break down the tooth’s surface, leading to cavities, otherwise known as tooth decay.
Gum Disease / Periodontities
You might think that brushing your teeth is enough to keep the plaque away, but you’re wrong. Plaque will still be hidden in places where your toothbrush can’t reach – between your teeth and under your gums. Without flossing, plaque builds up, eventually leading to gum disease
Don’t Let This Be You!
Remember to floss your teeth daily in addition to brushing your teeth, and visit us every 6 months for a checkup! If you are already experiencing the problems above, visit our dentists at Greenlife Dental Clinic today.