4 Reasons Why Flossing Is Essential for Your Dental Care Routine

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Did you know that only about half of Australians brush their teeth twice a day as recommended?

Dental care isn’t something that can put off until later. Instead, it’s something you need to take the time to focus on daily. On top of brushing on a regular basis, you should also be flossing, too.

Why is flossing so important? Read on to learn four reasons why you should be flossing on a regular basis.

1. Prevent Tooth Decay

Brushing our teeth is our number one defence against tooth decay. Yet, we all know that those toothbrush bristles can’t get between your teeth. If you’re hoping to ward off cavities, then flossing is necessary.

Flossing is the only way to remove food that’s stuck between your teeth. If you fail to floss, then your other dental care habits won’t be very effective. The trapped food will still cause decay, cavities, and even infections.

What do you do when you get food stuck in your teeth? Some individuals report using unsafe items like toothpicks or even safety pins. Don’t make this type of costly mistake!

Not only could you hurt yourself, but you’re also not doing your teeth any favours. You’re likely introducing even more bacteria into your mouth by using these items.

2. Make Your Breath Smell Better

No one feels excited about the recent mask mandates. One of the biggest downsides is being forced to smell your own breath all day. For those of us with sub-par dental health, it gets uncomfortable fast.

Are you looking for a quick way to help your breath smell better? If so, then you need to give flossing a try. It’s surprising how effective it is!

3. Ward Off Gum and Heart Disease

Why don’t you floss already? According to 55% of surveyed Americans, flossing takes up too much time. While it does take a few minutes out of your day, the impacts on your health are well worth it.

Persistent plaque that never gets removed causes gum disease. In turn, gum disease plays a role in causing heart disease.

A healthy heart means a healthy life. Don’t let yourself experience significant health problems due to a lack of flossing.

4. Stop Having Bloody Gums

Another reason people don’t like flossing is because it causes bloody gums at first. This reaction is normal for those with poor oral health. After a few days of flossing, you’ll no longer have bloody gums, though.

This type of preventive care pays off in the long run.

Add Flossing To Your Regular Dental Care Routine

Flossing is crucial to keeping your mouth and teeth healthy. If you have struggled to incorporate it into your dental routine, maybe you had difficulty using string floss, there any several other varieties you can explore to help resolve issues you may have. A dentist or hygienist is able to provide highly useful tips and tricks to overcome flossing related difficulties, including demonstrating on your teeth how to best use flossing for effective cleaning.

Ready to book an appointment? Reach out to us now to get started on your healthier lifestyle.