Flossing takes a huge part in your overall dental health. Without it, over a third of your teeth’s surfaces are not being cleaned. Gross, huh? The more you know, the better you will be able to take care of your oral health, something we’re very passionate about here at Imagine Dental, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 flossing facts you must know to take care of your smile. Check them out!
Flossing once a day increases your life expectancy over 5 years.
Did you know if you floss every day, you end up living longer? See how important fighting tooth decay is?!
Flossing aggressively does not benefit your teeth.
In fact, it actually hurts them. If you feel like your pushing into your gums when you floss to the point where you here a snap against your gums, you are doing it wrong. Gently getting in between your teeth to clean the inner surfaces is all that is needed.
Flossing prevents more than tooth decay.
When you floss you also prevent bad breath, gum diseases, buildup of tartar, and other oral ailments. That is not to say that tooth decay isn’t a major issue, though. Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the United States, second only to the common cold.
Interested in learning more about how vital it is to floss, and all the benefits flossing has on your teeth? Please give Imagine Dental a call today at (480) 893-7733 to speak to one of our floss professionals!