When you visit your Shelby Township dentist, you are asked, “Do you floss regularly?” This is because flossing is instrumental in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. It helps to remove the plaque that brushing alone can’t reach. While we all know brushing is critical to your oral health, it is essential to understand the benefits of flossing daily.
Flossing is a great way to protect your gums. When you floss, your Shelby Township dentist also recommends working between your gums and teeth to remove plaque between your gums. This will prevent the accumulation of plaque that eventually hardens into tartar. Tartar buildup can cause gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss. While you can remove plaque from your teeth and gums, tartar is much more robust, requiring a trip to your dentist to remove it. Simple, preventative care such as flossing regularly can help to ward off tartar and to keep all of your teeth.
Flossing can also provide financial benefits. This preventative care can reduce more severe problems down the road. Regular dentist visits for cleaning are much more cost-effective than emergency care due to a lack of flossing. Flossing is a great way to stop the problems before they even start.
Flossing is also beneficial to your overall health. You can prevent other systemic problems, such as heart and respiratory disease, by maintaining excellent oral health.
Contact our Shelby Township office today to schedule your next appointment and stay on top of your oral health.
Timothy Roney & Associates