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Why Flossing is Important for your Oral Health

September 15, 2014

Keeping your mouth clean and healthy is important. Not only is it beneficial for your mouth and gums, but also it is also great for your overall health. Going to the dentist for regular cleanings are important. This can help keep your mouth, teeth, gums, and tongue as clean as possible. Cleaning the spaces between the teeth and along the gum line with dental floss is an important task to do. This helps to improve the oral health of your mouth. Also make sure to clean your teeth with a toothbrush. This should be done at least twice a day. It is recommended to clean your teeth after each meal, although this may be difficult depending where you are when you eat. Just like brushing your teeth regularly, flossing should also be part of your daily routine.

 

Benefits of using Floss

There are several benefits for flossing your teeth on a regular basis. The floss can help to clear out any food particles that may be between your teeth. It can also remove the plaque from spaces between your teeth. Without flossing your teeth, plaque can build up and will start to cause a cavity with the tooth. Flossing is important because even if you brush thoroughly, not all places can be reached with the toothbrush. Flossing will also help to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and even bad breath. Make sure to floss at least once a day, every day. It is up to you if you want to floss before or after brushing your teeth. Most people will floss after brushing their teeth. Be gentle when using the floss. This can help to avoid damaging the gum tissue in your mouth. Both waxed and unwaxed floss will work well to clean the spaces between your teeth. If the spaces are tight, then waxed floss will glide more easily between them.

 

Other products to help keep your teeth clean

Besides using your toothbrush and floss, there are other cleaning products that you can use to clean your teeth. Some of these things can include interdental cleaning aides, such as picks or oral irrigators. The oral irrigators can use water to remove plaque that is caught between the teeth. It is recommended to use mouthwash as well. This can help get every part of your mouth to clean it efficiently. If you are not sure what type of mouthwash would be the best for you, contact us. We can recommend the right kind that keeps your mouth happy and healthy.

 

Make sure to clean your mouth thoroughly

You can also use a floss holder. This is beneficial if you have difficulties handling long pieces of floss because of arthritis, vision difficulties, or discomfort. Make sure to follow the instructions so you use them properly. This can help prevent you from harming your gums. Also use the recommended mouthwash. This can clean all areas of your teeth and help them to be as clean as possible. Fluoride mouth rinses can also help prevent tooth decay. If you have any questions, make sure to contact us.

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