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The Importance of Flossing

Be honest. How often do you floss your teeth? Many of us are brilliant when it comes to brushing but we neglect to floss. Flossing should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine. If it’s not already, here are some good reasons to start flossing:

Cleaning the gum line and between the cracks: when you clean your teeth, you may do a fantastic job with your brush, but even the most diligent person can’t clean the entire mouth with a toothbrush. There are parts of the mouth that cannot be reached with a brush, including the gum line and the cracks between the teeth. This is where flossing comes in handy. With dental floss, you can clean these areas, dislodging food debris and reducing the risk of plaque formation. Plaque is the main risk factor for decay and gum disease.

Lower risk of dental disease: cleaning your teeth is important for keeping your smile looking wonderful, but it’s also essential for your health. If you don’t clean your mouth properly, there’s a risk of plaque developing. This sticky film is made when bacteria and food debris combine with saliva. Plaque clings to the surfaces of the teeth and the gums, and it can increase the risk of gum disease and cavities. Flossing is an effective way to lower the risk of dental disease and keep your mouth healthy.

Fresh, clean breath: bad breath is a very common problem. In most cases, it is linked to poor oral hygiene, which causes bacteria to gather in different parts of the mouth, most notably at the back of the tongue. These bacteria release gases with an unpleasant odour when they feed. Flossing helps to prevent bad breath and keep the mouth feeling clean and fresh.

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Fight dental disease with good oral hygiene say Braintree dentists

When it comes to your teeth, one of the most important aspects of dental health is oral hygiene. Keeping your teeth clean will help to fight dental disease and improve the health of your teeth. In fact, unlike most other areas of the body, your own actions will have a direct result on you’re ability to avoid dental disease.

This is because dental disease such as tooth decay and gum disease is caused by a build up of a sticky substance called plaque. This builds up around the teeth and gums if not removed and releases acids which erode tooth enamel and gum tissue. Plaque will eventually harden and become tartar if not removed by brushing and flossing, which cannot be removed by conventional cleaning and will need to be scraped clean by a dentist.

Effective oral hygiene mostly consists of brushing and flossing at home. Braintree dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for three minutes twice a day. This will help to remove plaque and other bacteria from the surface of the teeth. It is best to use a soft bristled brush angled at forty-five degrees to the teeth. This will help to remove plaque more efficiently and also stimulate gum tissue helping to keep it healthy.

Flossing is very important because it removes plaque and bacteria from areas of the mouth that are very difficult to reach with a toothbrush. This includes the small spaces between the teeth and also around the base in the pockets between the teeth and gums. It is these areas that are harder to reach that are often the initial location of dental disease so you should floss at least once every day. This will also help to remove food particles, which are the cause of many cases of bad breath. It is also very important to team good oral hygiene with regular visits to your dentist. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.