Facts you need to know about flossing for healthy teeth and gums

Are you flossing along with brushing

There are many gruesome oral problems that are caused due to poor dental hygiene. Some of these problems can result in temporary discomfort while others can lead to chronic illnesses. Bleeding gums is the most common dental problem that are faced by a large number of people worldwide.

Bleeding gums can lead to many problems from minor to major. The basic remedy to prevent or cure bleeding gums is to take care of your teeth by inducting simple dental cleaning practices into your daily routine.

Your basic dental care is not just limited to brushing. A toothbrush does clean your teeth but there are some areas that it may fail to reach. You can reach those areas with flossing. It is a well-known activity but only a few people practice it at home. With the ability to clean the areas between and around your teeth flossing can play a major role in maintaining your oral hygiene.

People who experience sensitive teeth or bleeding gums avoid flossing for fear of getting deteriorating their bleeding gums. In fact, It can enhance the health of your gums and reduce bleeding.

It can help to prevent gingivitis by removing plaque and food particles, keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is necessary for your oral health, irrespective of your age.

You may be thinking, “Why is flossing so important?”

Here’s the answer: By flossing, you can remove plaque and food particles stuck between your teeth and gums and prevent gingivitis.

It is an essential part of an oral health routine, but most people would first go shopping for groceries than floss. To make your flossing fun, we found some of our favorite facts about flossing to share!
1 – It eliminates food debris and plaque that is wedged in the hard to fix areas between teeth. Plaque buildup can cause cavities and bad breath.
2 – To floss correctly, you need to use between 18 to 20 inches of floss. This assists in ensuring that you have enough clean floss to use and it is securely grasped while in use.
3 – Improper flossing can lead to bleeding and painful gums, but keep flossing! If you floss consistently, the bleeding will eventually subside.
4 – Did you know that you can buy floss in just about every flavor? The most common flavors are mint, cinnamon, and bubblegum, but you can buy more obscure flavors like wasabi or even bacon! (http://chicagokidsdds.com/blog/8-fun-facts-about-flossing/)
5 – Brushing only wipes around 70% of the surface area of teeth, leaving the cracks and spaces between teeth uncleaned. It assists scrub the halting spots, and gets teeth 100% clean. (http://chicagokidsdds.com/blog/8-fun-facts-about-flossing/)
6– People with orthodontic appliances like braces can floss too. Using floss threaders and proxabrushes people wearing braces can remove food debris from between their teeth and stuck in their brackets or orthodontic equipment.
8 – Waxed floss is more comfortable to slide between closely aligned teeth. If teeth are very tight together, dentists suggest flossing with thin waxed floss.

Does A Dental Condition Prevent You from Flossing?
Daily flossing is an imperative component of plaque removal, but many people avoid it because they find flossing uncomfortable. Flossing properly with accurate products can make it easy and painless.

Summer is the ideal time to bring your family into our office for an oral checkup. Our professionals evaluate the condition of your teeth and provide a treatment plan that is suitable and prepares you for a mouth-healthy year.
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