Flossing can be a chore. It takes extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. It’s no wonder our team at Harris Dental in Phoenix are constantly reminding our patients to ‘brush and floss!’
Flossing is crucial, and for two vital reasons. Here they are:
1. Bad Breath
Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our appearance, and we are all aware of how that can affect our relationships.
When we meet new people, talk to others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is on our mind. We worry about how bad breath affects first impressions.
Flossing is a great way to help you avoid bad breath. It helps prevent plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.
To reduce your chances of being caught with bad breath, floss every day.
When bacteria concentrates on your teeth, cavities can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When it gets between your teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.
Flossing gets the plaque between your teeth where your brush can’t get and cleans away plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.
Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.
Harris Dental in Phoenix recommends flossing every time you brush. At the very least, we encourage you to floss before you go to bed. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
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