Working as a dentist in Northbrook for all these years, I’ve found that the most dangerous oral diseases can be prevented by doing one daily activity: Flossing.
There are millions of microorganisms and bacteria that rest in your mouth alone. If your mouth isn’t cleaned and maintained by proper oral practices everyday, Bad breath will be the least of your problems… in fact, you could be headed for some serious oral diseases that could’ve been prevented in the first place.
Despite the fact that flossing limits your risk of oral disease, there are way too many people who mistake flossing as an optional activity when it comes to good oral hygiene. Here are 3 reasons why flossing should be a daily priority after brushing your teeth.
Flossing Helps Freshen Your Breath
Being a local dentist, Northbrook patients always ask me how to get rid of bad breath. A lot of the time, bad breath is caused by the food debris and bacteria that gets trapped in your teeth after eating. Over time, that trapped debris and bacteria develops an unpleasant odor that’s off-putting to those around you. When you floss, you’re getting rid of the bacteria and food debris smelling up your mouth! At Northbrook dental, we confidently tell our patients when flossing becomes a daily habit, you’re likely to have a healthier mouth with freshened breath.
Flossing Stops Tartar Build-Up In Its Tracks
To add to bad breath, food debris and bacteria can turn into plaque that stains your teeth from tartar build-up. Tartar build-up causes your teeth to stain into an ugly, yellowish color, which is likely to lead to gum disease when not taken care off immediately.
But you can put a stop to tartar build-up when you floss every day. Flossing rids your mouth of the bacteria that morphs into tartar, allowing your teeth to preserve that desired, white color that keeps us smiling.
Flossing Can Save Your Mouth From Gum Disease
Most oral diseases start from bacteria building up within your gums. When you don’t floss regularly, that bacteria can cause inflammation in your gums which can likely lead to infections and cause oral diseases, root canal issues, and more. When you floss every morning, you’re not just protecting your teeth; you’re also protecting your gums, too.
Flossing may seem extracurricular, but when you add to your daily oral hygiene routine, you can prevent diseases and promote the best oral health for your teeth and gums.
So as you can see, flossing is almost as important as brushing your teeth every day. When flossing becomes as regular as brushing your teeth, you ensure overall oral health. A healthy mouth starts with daily flossing!
Meet The Northbrook Dentist Dr. Steven Kacel
Dr. Kacel D.D.S., M.A.G.D., F.A.D.I, is a specialized dental provider and has been serving patients throughout the community for 33 years.
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