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Never Rely on Excuses to Avoid Flossing Because Your Teeth and Gums Will Pay For It


Posted on 11/15/2019 by Dr. Cory Nguyen
Never Rely on Excuses to Avoid Flossing Because Your Teeth and Gums Will Pay For ItDue to the busy lives we live today, many people do not usually have the time to practice great oral hygiene.

This means that people might end up only brushing their teeth once in the morning and just ignore that they should be flossed and cleaned at night. It's often said that if you are looking for a reason not to do something, you will never lack one.

As you continue to neglect your oral health, you will soon notice your gums and teeth will start to suffer. Proper maintenance is critical to preserving the teeth's integrity. If you do not floss your gums regularly, here are some of the problems you can expect to meet in the near future:

Halitosis


Halitosis is a condition in which people have a case of very bad breath that's very persistent. It's as a result of bacteria living on the tongue and throat that often uses protein food to produce sulfur. Flossing is important because it helps to eliminate food particles that remain on the teeth, therefore, starving the bacterium.

Premature Tooth Loss


Flossing is instrumental in preventing gum disease. However, if you do not floss your teeth, food particles that stick in those crevices of your mouth can cause gum disease that tends to weaken tooth structure. If you floss, however, it prevents the buildup of bacteria which causes irritation and inflammation. If you do not floss, the teeth tend to become weak and can come off at the slightest provocation.

Cavities


Cavities are a big problem for both children and adults. It causes a lot of pain, discomfort, and restlessness. When you floss your teeth, you eliminate the food particles that stay in between teeth. If you ignore these particles, they cause plaque. Over time, it produces acidity that eats away at tooth enamel, leaving your roots exposed.

Although flossing cannot be done as quickly as teeth brushing, you must make time to do this once every day. It's a habit that will only take a few minutes, but can save you a lot of grief over the long run. Want to know more? Contact out office today to learn more!
The first step to a healthy, beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (972) 591-7520
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