Benefits of Flossing on Oral Health

The first question most dentists ask when you visit dental clinics is if you floss your teeth regularly. Most people, however, do not floss the teeth often, and they only make a point of brushing their teeth twice daily. They do not consider that flossing plays a critical role in the betterment of oral health. Flossing is a type of interdental care which unlike brushing that cleans the outer surface is designed to clean the tight spaces between your teeth. These are difficult spaces where the toothbrush cannot reach. Mouthwash may reach these areas and remove the plague-related bacteria but cannot eradicate the bits of food.

The following are some of the benefits associated with regular flossing of your teeth.


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The union of flossing and brushing can preserve dental wellbeing. Thirty percent of the surface teeth usually remains uncleansed when you choose to only brush without flossing according to research. The bristles of a toothbrush will only reach a given extent. Unlike the bristles, the floss will effectively get rid of food and bacteria that remains lodged at your gum base and in between the teeth.

Reduces Bleeding


People who floss regularly, are less likely to have gum bleeding problems than those who rarely floss. Most people who experience brushing as a painful activity are often scared of flossing procedures. However, if you do this procedure for a few weeks, you can remove the bacteria which cause sensitive gums. You will experience less pain when you get back on track.

Prevention of Gum Disease

teeth and gumFloss helps with removing plaque which forms along with your gum line or between your teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach thus reducing the risk of gum disease. Half of the adults suffer from periodontal disease, and although most people are prone to it, anybody may be affected by this disease. Research shows that people who floss have lees bacteria linked with periodontal disease in the mouth than those who do not.

Prevention of Bad Breath

Bacteria may be formed or may be present in food debris which gets trapped in between the teeth and gum line. This will lead to foul-smelling breath which can be removed by flossing daily. It helps in keeping at bay unpleasant food particles from your teeth and gives fresh breath to the mouth.

These are some of the key benefits which flossing your teeth regularly will provide. For healthy oral hygiene and a great smile, flossing is something you cannot do without so start flossing for better oral health.