Flossing can be a bit of a chore. It takes time to do it right, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. It’s no wonder our team at Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ is constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss!
Flossing is vital to your dental health. You’ll never hear one of us say ‘don’t worry about the flossing,’ and there are two critical reasons why.
Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our appearance, and we are all aware of how that can influence our relationships. It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about. Flossing is a great way to help prevent bad breath. Flossing helps you avoid plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.
When bacteria is allowed to build up on your teeth, tooth decay can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth, it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage them. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria. Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t reach, and cleans away plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse. Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.
At Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ, we recommend flossing every time you brush your teeth. Our services include complete cosmetic and general dentistry. People from Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Sun Lake also come to us for restorative dentistry and gum disease treatment. Schedule your next appointment today!