Most people are aware that flossing is a recommended practice for optimal oral health, yet nearly half the population never floss in their entire life. Many people make a point of brushing the teeth twice a day, as the dentist recommends, and consider as being enough.
What many of these non-flossers don’t realize is that this step plays an important role in dental health.
Here is it why: unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, flossing is designed specifically to clean the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and the gums. These are places that a toothbrush can’t reach.
And while mouthwash can kill the bacteria that forms plaque, it can’t remove the stubborn tartar and bits of food that can lodge in these places.
And there we are with an un-confident yellow smile, bad breath and lots of money spent on dentists afterwards trying to save what should take a minute every day of our life.
Just for you to know, A healthy mouth can also help prevent much more serious issues, some of which can be diseases such as heart attack, blood clots and slow blood flow to the heart.
Our advice to you is to grab fast few tooth flosses and keep them in the bathroom near your toothbrush so every time you brush you make a habit of flossing. It`s easy to do it and it takes just a few moments.
If you are not handy on flossing here is the best way to do it, recommended by the American Dental Association.
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