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Six good reasons to floss!


We sometimes think that oral health means simply brushing our teeth once a day forgetting that poor oral hygiene may lead to other health issues – but it’s much more than just brushing! Flossing is important and should be part of a good routine.


Flossing helps avoid gum disease


Plaque forms continually between teeth and around our gums; it can accumulate over time causing inflammation which may progress to gingivitis. If gingivitis is not taken care of and left untreated, it may progress to periodontitis which damages bone holding the teeth in the jaw. If this is left neglected, it may eventually lead to teeth loss.


Flossing helps reduce the risks of heart disease


The mouth is the entry point to harmful bacteria that may easily reach cardiac tissue.


Flossing helps prevent bad breath


Plaque left between teeth can produce a bad smell. Flossing cleans between the teeth and if done effectively will help prevent bad breath.


Flossing helps avoid dental decay


Just brushing is never enough; there are places that a toothbrush can’t reach and that’s where flossing really helps. Flossing helps remove plaque and food debris between the teeth where tooth decay can form.


Flossing helps in tartar control


If plaque accumulates around teeth over time it turns into tartar as saliva has a calcifying effect and this can also cause gum disease.


Flossing helps reduce diabetic complications


Diabetes can be aggravated by gum disease so it is important to brush and floss teeth every day. A diabetic may heal slowly which may make tissue inflammation develop more rapidly and especially at the gum level.


So It’s very important to floss teeth properly – please ask us more when you next visit us or contact us via our web site

To take the first step towards achieving the smile you’ve always wanted, you can book a free smile consultation with our Treatment Coordinator who will be happy to explain your various treatment options in more detail.

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