Flossing Teeth Is Important
Most people tend to brush their teeth everyday, but on average people are less likely to floss. Only about four in ten Americans floss their teeth every day. There are many benefits and reason that flossing teeth should be part of your daily routine. We have listed four of them below!
#1: Prevent Tooth Decay
When people don’t floss, they are leaving food and bacteria in-between their teeth. This bacteria is called plaque and eventually over time it can turn into tartar. A build up of tartar can cause tooth decay. Flossing removes the plaque between our teeth and helps prevent tooth decay.
#2: Reduce Chance of Gum Disease
Even though brushing your teeth every day helps prevent gum disease, a tooth brush can’t take care of all the disease causing bacteria. By flossing in between every tooth, the bacteria that causes gum disease is removed!
#3: Fresh Breath
The left over food and bacteria in our mouth that aren’t reached by a tooth brush can lead to foul breath. With the help of flossing every day, our mouths no longer have odor causing bacteria so our breath can smell fresh and clean!
#4: Save Money
When teeth begin to decay from the build up of bacteria, cavities form. Cavities need to be filled to prevent tooth loss and fillings cost money! By making sure you floss every day you are lowering your chances of getting cavities and having to pay for fillings!
For these reasons and many others, flossing teeth is very important so make sure to floss everyday! If you have any more questions about flossing or want to make an appointment, contact Dr. Payam today!