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Benefits Of Flossing


Posted on 1/23/2023 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
Benefits Of FlossingGood oral hygiene is essential for overall health and well-being. Brushing your teeth twice daily is integral to keeping your mouth healthy, but flossing is equally important. Flossing helps remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles from the areas between your teeth that brushing alone can't reach.

If you need to learn how to floss, you need to ask the dentist for guidance. You should not keep quiet and do it all wrong. Below are the benefits of flossing and why it's an essential part of your dental care routine:

Get Rid Of Plaque


When germs in your mouth combine with starchy or sugary meals and beverages, plaque builds on and around your teeth. Acids produced by these bacteria break down carbs. The bacteria, acids, and carbohydrates in food can combine to create a film of plaque on and near your teeth and gum line if you don't clean your teeth.

Microorganisms can release acids that destroy your tooth enamel in plaque. Cavities may develop throughout time if these acids are not eliminated by brushing and flossing.

Regular flossing can aid in removing plaque that has accumulated between your teeth and food particles from the area surrounding your teeth.

Prevents Gum Diseases


Stage 1 of gum disease is gingivitis. Inflammation around the gums is one of the earliest indications of gingivitis. When you brush or floss your teeth, your gums could also bleed.

Gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a more dangerous condition if not treated. Your gums may begin to shift away from your teeth or recede as a result of this.

Your teeth may grow loose and lose their bone support. Periodontitis might result in an inflammatory reaction throughout your body if it is not addressed.

You can eliminate gum disease by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. The dentist should do professional cleanings every six months to maintain the health of your gums. Visit our offices and ask for more information about the benefits of flossing.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman



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Asheboro, NC 27203-5469


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