Flossing: Why It’s Important

Here at Smile Workshop, we care about your family’s dental health. While most of us do really well about brushing our teeth at least twice a day, there’s one thing we probably all forget to do – flossing. It may not seem like a very big deal, but flossing your teeth at least once a day can make the world of difference to your dental hygiene. This week, we’re going to share some reasons as to why flossing is so important.

Deep Cleans

Brushing your teeth twice a day definitely maintains and improves your oral health. However, your toothbrush bristles can only reach so many areas. Without flossing, you’re not getting the optimal level of clean. A toothbrush can’t clean in between your teeth or beneath your gums.

Protects Your Gums

The place where your teeth and gums meet is where flossing plays its major role. Tiny particles of food become stuck in this area and since your toothbrush is unable to reach them, plaque is able to build up. That plaque can eventually harden and form tartar.

Prevents Tartar Buildup

Tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis which is the first stage of gum disease. To fully prevent tartar buildup, it’s best to combine brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. For extra power, you can also use an ADA-approved mouthwash.

These are just a few of the many reasons as to why you should start flossing. If you want to ensure you’re doing all you can for you and your family’s oral health, schedule an appointment at Smile Workshop today. We hope we’ll see you soon!