Reasons to Keep a Flossing Routine
Flossing is unfortunately not a daily activity for most people. Less than 50% of Americans floss daily. And for those with sensitive gums, flossing is not the first thing that is on their list for promoting oral health.
If you are not flossing every day then you are doing much more damage than good. Plaque builds along the gum line and if you are not getting to it, this can lead to gum disease and other complications to your oral health.
There are many reasons why you need to floss each day:
- Prevents gum disease
- Stimulating blood flow and circulation in the teeth and gums
- Cleaning out acidic plaque
- Cleaning out bacteria
- Preventing gum recession
- Cleaning the 2 sides that can’t be reached with a toothbrush
If you wait a long time between flossing the plaque in your gums starts to calcify. This means that it will be almost impossible to remove with just dental floss alone. This also means that when you go to the dentist, they will have a much harder time removing it as well.
It is always healthy for your gums to get stimulation from floss and get the blood flowing in the gums. If you notice your gums start to recede, it is very important that you visit our office for an exam, as this condition must be monitored.
Make the most of your twice-a-day brushing by flossing to maintain stellar oral health. If you need more reasons why you should be flossing daily, be sure to ask your dentist in Bloomfield, NJ! Please call our office today at (708) 403-0005 to learn more.