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How Important is Flossing?

November 15, 2018

You hear it every time you go to the dentist: flossing is crucial to healthy teeth. But, even though you nod your head and smile while in the dentist's chair, flossing is probably not at the top of your to-do list every day.

However, this hygiene habit is more important than you might think! Flossing plays a critical role in the health of your teeth and gums, and it even affects the wellbeing of your body as a whole.

Keep reading for the top three reasons you should be flossing every day.

1. To Maintain a Beautiful White Smile

Everyone wants a white smile. They want to be able to show off their pearly whites when introducing themselves to new people, going on dates, and posing for pictures, too.

More so, the confidence a person has when they smile reflects the confidence they have in themselves as a whole. As such, it does you no good to build up plaque and hide your pretty teeth when talking to others.

2. To Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

The benefits of flossing go way beyond aesthetics. Flossing helps you clean the small particles of food that get stuck in between your teeth, which toothbrushes and mouthwash just aren't capable of reaching.

Deep cleaning your teeth like this offset your chances of getting gum disease, a cavity, or a tooth infection. It's basically your insurance that your healthy teeth aren't going anywhere, and that you won't find yourself paying for all kinds of intensive dental treatments.

3. To Strengthen Your Overall Health

The final reason to start flossing - and to do so often - is to support your health as a whole. Not many people realize the effect that their dental health can have on the rest of the body.

Poor dental health can lead to all kinds of serious health conditions. These include:

It's not like a little bit of plaque is going to cause these things overnight. But, the longer you go without flossing and overlooking the value of dental care as a whole, the more prone you are to such health complications.

The Value of Brushing, Flossing, and Additional Dental Care

It's one thing to read about the importance of everyday habits like brushing and flossing, and another to truly realize the difference they can make! Don't wait until you're being told that you need to get a tooth pulled or that you're having heart problems to fix your dental health.

Make the decision today to improve your personal hygiene and take better care of yourself. You'll be glad you did.

But, be sure you keep going to the dentist for a professional's opinion on the condition of your teeth! Click here to schedule an appointment today.

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