It’s something we all know we should be doing, but a lot of us can’t be bothered with. Flossing after brushing should be a mandatory part of your oral hygiene routine. It’s all a part of maintaining strong and healthy teeth, which is something a lot of us can be a little better at.
The Benefits of Flossing
We all know it’s good for your teeth, but exactly how is flossing good for us? Maybe if we gain a deeper understanding of our oral hygiene, we’ll make flossing a part of our daily oral hygiene routine.
Gets Rid of Bacteria and Food
There are millions and millions of bacteria in places your toothbrush just can’t reach. There are chunks of food and other gross things in your mouth that, if they were on the surface of your teeth, wouldn’t last two minutes without you reaching for a toothbrush. So why are we okay with leaving that food between our teeth for days and weeks on end? It’s gross to think about, but it’s easily avoidable by taking a couple of minutes to floss after brushing your teeth.
Prevents Bad Breath
If you’re self-conscious about bad breath and want to prevent it for good, grab the dental floss. The bacteria between your teeth can quickly develop an odour if it’s left long enough, and no one wants to deal with that. Flossing your teeth on a regular basis prevents this stinky build up and keeps your breath smelling fresh all day long.
Different Flossing Tools Available
There are a variety of tools available to help you keep your mouth clean. There’s the standard waxed or unwaxed dental floss that’s a tried and tested method. There’re also floss-tipped toothbrushes if you like two-in-one tools, and there’s handled flossers if you find that easier to manoeuvre. Whatever tool you choose, it will get the job done and promote oral hygiene.
Why You Need to Be Flossing
There are countless painful consequences that can be a result of not brushing. From gum disease to tooth breakdown, these things are never fun to deal with. Sometimes they’re unavoidable, but flossing can lower your chances of experiencing these painful issues.
Call Ipswich Family Dental Practice for Everything Flossing
For any questions about flossing, or if you’d like to book with Ipswich Family Dental Practice, call 07 3281 1781 or book an appointment online.