Nothing is more important to overall health than proper dental care and dental hygiene. If you neglect oral hygiene and your dental care, your teeth can decay and break down, this can lead to myriad problems including tooth loss and even an overall decline in your physical health. The importance of flossing your teeth is something we share with our patients during their dental check-ups.
When patients call our office or come in for a dental examination they typically ask us why flossing is so important. The main reason, the dentists at Westermeier-Martin Dental Care in Buffalo, NY explain, is that brushing simply doesn’t clean your entire mouth. Flossing is a necessary part of overall dental care.
Flossing and overall dental care has many health benefits including:
Why should you floss daily?
Because your brush simply cannot reach all areas of your mouth – especially between your teeth and along your gumline. The mechanical action of flossing disturbs the colonies of bacteria that build up along your gumline and doesn’t let them take hold and proliferate. Flossing provides additional care and cleaning. Food particles can also become lodged between your teeth and this could lead to tooth decay. Flossing also removes plaque build-up.
What happens if you don’t floss daily?
Proper dental care starts at home with parents showing their children proper dental practices and making certain they lead by example. At Westermeier-Martin Dental Care we are a “judgment free” zone and regardless of when you had your last dental appointment, you can call our office, receive dental care and get your winning smile back. Call our office today to talk with one of our staff and start the year off with a dental check up.