Dental Essentials: Flossing

For most adults, flossing is a tedious, time-consuming, and a downright messy task. Most would skip flossing, believing that brushing their teeth and gargling mouthwash are enough to keep their mouths clean. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle and deadline-driven workdays, it seems that no one has time for flossing anymore.

What many people don’t know is that flossing has more benefits than regularly brushing your teeth. It is an important process that should never be ignored, because it plays a key role in preventing tooth loss, gum diseases, and cavities. Daily flossing removes plaque and food debris lodged in between your teeth. It also keeps your teeth polished, lessens the chances of bacteria forming on gums and teeth, and controls bad breath. Flossing also can remove plaque at the gumline. Daily flossing, as a result, can only lead to great-looking and healthy teeth.

With so many benefits to flossing, it’s hard to imagine why somebody would want to skip this part of their oral hygiene, don’t you think?

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