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Is Flossing Really Important on a Daily Basis?

Posted on 4/30/2019 by Henry Cuttler DDS
Is Flossing Really Important on a Daily Basis?We all hear that flossing once per day is important, but it really isn't that big of a deal to forget now and again, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Forgetting to floss is a big deal and it can have even bigger consequences.

Not only are there the immediate consequences of potential damage to your teeth and bad breath, but there are also long-term consequences that can come with forgetting to floss. If you want a truly healthy mouth and more beautiful smile, you need to make sure you floss each and every day.

What Can Happen if You Regularly Forget to Floss

Forgetting to floss once per year is likely not going to leave you with any additional problems. However, when most people forget to floss now and again, it ends up being a bit more often than that. The damage that can happen from forgetting to floss adds up. It can lead to increased bacteria activity between your teeth. This could result in higher chances of developing a cavity between your teeth, or increased acid erosion. That means your teeth can become more sensitive, and hurt with different items you eat or drink.

Take the time out of your day to floss. It only takes a few minutes, but it makes a huge difference in terms of how healthy your mouth really is. Get the extra bacteria out of the gaps between your teeth. Reduce your chances of developing cavities or having teeth that hurt with each bite or sip you take.

There are things that you can do to improve your oral health, and proper flossing is one of the most important ones. Call our office today and let us look around your mouth. If there have been times where you have forgotten to floss, then us taking a look now could reduce the damage your mouth has taken.
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