Why Is It Important To Floss Your Teeth?
Is It Ever Too Late to Start Flossing?
- Your mouth will feel cleaner
- Your breath will smell better
- The terrible taste in your mouth will go away
When To Floss
Are There Any Additional Health Benefits Of Flossing?
- Prevent gingivitis– While plaque can be expected, an excessive amount of buildup on your gum line will cause your gums to swell. This inflammation, known as gingivitis, will lead to an infection if untreated. This infection becomes periodontitis, a painful gum disease. Flossing enables you to remove this plaque buildup before it becomes too late.
- Control diabetes– – When you avoid flossing, bacteria in your mouth continue to grow. An increase in oral bacteria affects your blood glucose levels.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease– Oral bacteria seen in patients with gingivitis can enter your bloodstream to your organs. Over time, this can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.
- Reduce the risk of respiratory disease– Oral bacteria can travel from your mouth through your throat and into your respiratory system. This increases your risk of bronchitis and pneumonia.