Flossing is not and should never be optional. Proper flossing should be done each and every day to ensure healthy teeth and gums. In addition to proper flossing, a person should visit their dentist at least twice a year for a full cleaning and x-rays.
Brushing ones teeth only removes plaque and other particles from the surface. Flossing is necessary to make certain any remaining food particles are properly removed from each tooth. There are many benefits to flossing that were not known decades ago.
Aside from having clean teeth and gums; flossing properly can actually decrease the likelihood of developing heart disease. Plaque accumulating around teeth and gums can also cause plaque to develop around the arterial walls of the heart thus causing a host of problems.
Each and every time we brush our teeth it is wise to floss also. If you are unable to brush and floss after every meal than flossing should be done most defiantly after the final brushing of the day. Normally, the final brushing of the day occurs prior to retiring to bed for the evening.
Proper flossing not only serves to keep the heart healthy but it also has a host of other health benefits. Gum disease seems to be quite common in today’s society. Gum disease normally develops due to improper care of the teeth and gums over a prolonged period of time.
Some people develop plaque more rapidly then others. Therefore, by flossing and brushing properly this could very well improve the overall health of the teeth and gums. In addition, don not forget to keep your dental appointments.
Some people may not want to take the time to properly floss not realizing the damage they are doing by making that decision. It only takes a few minutes a day to properly floss each tooth.
Finally, proper flossing as well as overall care of the teeth is something that we need to teach children at a young age. Chances are the child will carry the good habits well into adulthood thus ensuring healthy teeth and gums.
Dental floss is inexpensive and can be purchased at any drug or grocery store for under $2.00.