Every time you go to the dentist you might become a bit embarrassed when you have to admit that you aren’t flossing regularly. You might make up excuses like “I don’t have enough time” or you might just be honest and tell the dentist that you always forget to floss. Believe it or not, there are a few really great reasons why dentists are constantly telling us to floss. Check out the rest of this blog if you want to discover why flossing is so important for anyone with a set of pearly whites.
A Brighter Smile
If you want a bigger and brighter smile without paying the money for a tooth whitening or other procedure, flossing is where you should start. Within just a few weeks of consistently flossing you’ll start to physically notice how much better your teeth and smile look. Flossing helps to get rid of existing plaque and tar. It also helps to prevent the future buildup of plaque. Often times, stains on teeth are due to plaque, so when you prevent plaque from building up, you’re also preventing stains from showing up on your teeth. Although you may not notice that there is plaque, food, and other particles between your teeth, once you floss, you’ll immediately notice how much crap really was between your teeth!
Save Your Health
Flossing also has great benefits to your health. Most importantly, when you are a regular flosser, your chances of being diagnosed with gum disease plummet. You’re also getting rid of bacteria that is living in your mouth. Bacteria living in your mouth not only sounds gross, but can also cause health complications- sometimes it can even lead to tooth decay. The more you floss, the stronger your gums will become, too. This means no more pain or bleeding if you have sensitive gums!
When You Should Be Flossing
It is recommended that you floss at least once a day to keep your mouth clean and healthy. If you want to floss twice a day, there is no problem with that either. The more you floss, the better your teeth will look and feel. There has been some debate on whether you should be flossing before or after you brush your teeth. Studies have shown that it really doesn’t matter! As long as you are flossing and cleaning your teeth regularly, that’s all that matters.
Get In Touch With Catonsville Dental Care Today
If you decide you would like to see a dentist about your breath, please do not hesitate to contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care. We are a team of highly trained Catonsville dentists who will be more than happy to sit down with you about any of your dental needs. Whether the cause is tartar, cavities, or gum disease, we will help you identify it, treat it, and eliminate it.
If you have any questions about our blog, “Tips for Dealing With Bad Breath” or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.