You want to keep your family free from gum disease. One of the best ways to do that is by making flossing part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
The day after Thanksgiving is National Flossing Day, which makes this a great time to remind you of the benefits of flossing. Another good thing to do is calling 310-982-4895 to make an appointment at our Hawthorne, CA dental office.
Until then, read up on three important reasons to floss.
1. Clean Between Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth twice daily does a lot to remove food particles and plaque. However, there are places that your toothbrush doesn’t reach very well. Flossing is how you clean those parts of your mouth.
2. Prevents Periodontal Problems
Those food particles can become food for the harmful bacteria, which cause plaque and tartar to form. By removing those food particles and plaque, you are taking a proactive step to prevent gum disease. We can treat periodontal problems, but we would prefer to help you avoid them.
3. Beat Bad Breath
Bad breath is often a symptom of gum infections. By flossing, you can reverse periodontal disease in the early stages and improve the freshness of your breath.