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To Floss or Not to Floss?

September 22, 2016 10:32 am Published by
To Floss or Not to Floss

Its nearly time for your dental examination, you get the email reminder and remember you have let the flossing slip. But how will your dentist know? You franticly floss your teeth the few days prior to your appointment, they will never know…

Of course they do and you get that subtle reminder along with the importance and benefits from daily flossing. It’s hard to get into the routine we know.

Flossing removes the plaque and food debris that is left in-between your teeth. Your tooth brush simply can’t reach these areas, especially down the side of the tooth where the floss slides.

The plaque deposits are full of bacteria and when left irritate and inflame your gums.

The inflammation of your gums is called gingivitis, this is a revisable condition that causes your gums to be red and swollen and bleed.

This is a result of food and bacteria being left stagnant in these particular areas.

Your dentist can help you with your flossing technique and give you a professional clean, this is usually resolves gingivitis.

Gingivitis can progress to a further condition called periodontitis which is gum disease. There are many stages of periodontitis.

As well as maintaining great oral health, flossing can also help prevent bad breath.

just keep flossing 🙂

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