You know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, but what about flossing? It is important to have a daily flossing regimen. Here is why you should be flossing every day from your dentist in Hollywood.
Many people don’t want to floss because it causes their gums to bleed. Believe it or not, flossing regularly actually reduces, or even eliminates, the occurrence of bleeding gums. As a result, your gums will be healthier.
The only thing worse than getting a cavity is getting a cavity in between your teeth. Flossing removes bacteria build-up in hard to reach places and lessons the odds that a cavity will occur.
Plaque can start to harden within hours of eating. By the 48-hour mark, the plaque will be firmly stuck to your teeth making it nearly impossible to remove without a professional cleaning.
Heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease, and even rheumatoid arthritis have all been linked to gum disease. By maintaining your gum health, you will not only be keeping your mouth healthy, you will also be keeping the rest of your body healthy.
It is important while brushing and flossing regularly to also go in for regular checkups and dental cleanings. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.