Flossing is a bit of a chore. It takes a little extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful.
It’s no wonder why our team at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, your premier Lansdale, PA area dentist office, are constantly reminding our patients to “brush and floss!”
We cannot emphasize enough that flossing is critical. We recommend that you floss every time you brush your teeth. At the very least, we encourage you to floss every day before you go to bed. Once a day is your minimum, and nighttime is a good time to floss.
Quite frankly, you’ll never hear anyone on our team say, “don’t worry about the flossing.” It just isn’t going to happen and mainly for two vital reasons:
1. Bad Breath
Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of how present ourselves to others and we are all aware of how that can influence our relationships.
When speaking with others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is often on our minds. We worry about how bad breath could affect first impressions.
It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about.
Flossing is a great way to help you avoid bad breath.
Flossing helps prohibit plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.
Floss every day to reduce your chances of being caught with bad breath.
When bacteria is allowed to concentrate on your teeth, cavities 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 your teeth. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.
Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t get 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.
If you’re in need of compassionate, gentle and knowledgeable general and cosmetic dentistry in the Lansdale, PA area, please consider us at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry . We can provide you with tips and information that’ll allow you to maintain the highest levels of oral health. We offer a variety of e offer cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, and ZOOM!® in-office and Nite White® at-home teeth whitening. Call today to schedule your appointment.We look forward to helping maintain your family’s lifelong dental health.