Have you been flossing? Reasons you should!
We all know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. What most people don’t know is that you should also be flossing your teeth at least once a day, as recommend by the American Dental Association. We know that flossing is not something that many people love doing. It’s one of those things that takes extra time, and can be very uncomfortable when trying to reach those difficult back teeth. Montee & Montee Dental Co. in Green Hills, Tennessee wants you to be aware of the benefits that come from flossing and what happens when you don't floss daily.
Don’t you want to keep that smile in good condition? A vital part of keeping your smile at its best is to floss daily. Not flossing daily has a greater impact on your overall oral health then you may realize. By not flossing, a few things could happen to your teeth that could be damaging your smile. For instance, if you don’t floss you are exposing your smile to:
- Tartar buildup
- Premature loss of teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Gingivitis or periodontitis: could lead to gum disease, causing bleeding of your gums.
- Discoloration of your teeth
By flossing your teeth as advised by the ADA, you will have the benefit of avoiding these damaging situations and will be able to maintain good oral health. Flossing helps you get the bacteria that can be missed from only brushing your teeth. Brushing only cleans the surface of your teeth, and by flossing you are going that extra step to deep clean your teeth to keep that great smile.
It’s never too late to start flossing. So start flossing today. To learn more about other effects that not flossing could have on your oral health, or to make an appointment to have your smile checked, contact our office at 615-784-5359.