November 20, 2018

The Importance of Flossing

One of the first questions we ask at Oradental during a dental visit is, “do you floss regularly?” Our main reason for asking this question is to stress the importance of flossing. Flossing is just as important for your oral health as brushing your teeth and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. However, some people lack this daily habit!

According to the American Dental Association, flossing is an essential oral hygiene practice. Flossing can help remove debris stuck between your teeth that contribute to plaque formation. Gum disease and tooth decay can develop when plaque builds up on teeth and along the gum line. Flossing along with brushing and rinsing with mouthwash, in addition to a professional dental cleaning has been proven to remove plaque and prevent tartar build up.

Flossing can also help prevent gum disease. Based on a comparative study of the effects of brushing alone and, brushing and flossing on bleeding gums, it was revealed that participants who flossed had fewer gum bleeding areas. Furthermore, flossing allows you to (https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/solutions/floss/benefits-flossing-your-teeth) on a daily basis. You can check for swelling, redness, bleeding of your gums, and the health status of your teeth.

Make flossing a daily habit and improve your dental health! If you have questions about flossing, contact our dental office located on Lawrence St. in Toronto.

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