Why Should You Floss?

The age-old question, “Do I really need to floss?”. It’s one we all ask our dentists when they nag us to keep up the routine, and of course, they all say “yes”. But do we really need to floss? And what’s the exact difference it makes to our teeth?

Dental care in Warrington knows the effort it takes to convince their clients that flossing isn’t just something you do once a month just because your dentist says you should. It’s an essential step to your dental health and hygiene and not flossing can have some severe repercussions.

Why Should You Floss?

The age-old question, “Do I really need to floss?”. It’s one we all ask our dentists when they nag us to keep up the routine, and of course, they all say “yes”. But do we really need to floss? And what’s the exact difference it makes to our teeth?

Dental care in Warrington knows the effort it takes to convince their clients that flossing isn’t just something you do once a month just because your dentist says you should. It’s an essential step to your dental health and hygiene and not flossing can have some severe repercussions.

Why Should You Floss?

The age-old question, “Do I really need to floss?”. It’s one we all ask our dentists when they nag us to keep up the routine, and of course, they all say “yes”. But do we really need to floss? And what’s the exact difference it makes to our teeth?

Dental care in Warrington knows the effort it takes to convince their clients that flossing isn’t just something you do once a month just because your dentist says you should. It’s an essential step to your dental health and hygiene and not flossing can have some severe repercussions.

What Happens When You Don’t Floss?

When you ‘forget’ to floss, you’re making yourself prone to two serious dental issues: Gingivitis and cavities between your teeth. If you’re skipping your daily floss, you’re not removing the dental plaque build-up. There’s also an incredible number of bacteria hiding in dental plaque, and these bacteria can irritate the gum tissues, meaning it becomes red, inflamed and will, therefore, bleed easily – breeding more bacteria and causing gingivitis.

The other risk of not flossing is that cavities will be more likely to form in between your teeth. The plaque that causes gingivitis also leads to the growth of bacteria that can destroy the enamel between your teeth, then causing a cavity to appear.

Your Overall Health

Not flossing could also lead to gum disease. Strokes, Heart Disease, Diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, have all been linked to gum disease. By Flossing regularly, dental care in Warrington says that you will reduce the risk of gum disease and in turn, the chance of attracting any other avoidable diseases.

Other health issues can include gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into periodontal disease. The bacteria from periodontal disease can then enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body, such as your heart and respiratory tract.

Your Gums Will Be Healthier

Flossing can feel counter-productive when it comes to protecting your gums, it can feel uncomfortable for many. But, the truth is flossing actually reduces the occurrence of bleeding gums. Removing the bacteria from the gum line means that your body won’t send blood cells to the area to fight an infection. Healthy gums are essential to your overall dental hygiene.

How to Effectively Look After Your Teeth

Flossing at least once a day is recommended by dental care in Warrington, more specifically before bed so you can clear out all the gunk and food from your teeth. Flossing with waxed floss is more useful, as it won’t shred between your teeth.

Using a soft bristle toothbrush twice daily with an appropriate toothpaste that removes plaque will reduce gingivitis, prevent cavities and will effectively clean the whole of your mouth, leaving you feeling fresh.

Book an Appointment with Your Dental Care in Warrington Today  

For a healthy mouth that’s up to dentist’s standards, regular check-ups are an essential step to take. We recommend contacting your dental care in Warrington specialists for any check-ups you need. Call Jones Dental Care on 01925 602405 to book an appointment today.