The Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

The Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Posted by Dr. Craig Cardon on Dec 10 2021, 07:41 AM

Cleaning your teeth daily is an excellent way to maintain good oral health because bacteria accumulation can cause cavities, bad breath, and gum disease. Brushing is necessary. However, did you realize that simply brushing your teeth isn't enough to keep your mouth healthy?

Floss can get between your teeth and beneath your gum line, which your toothbrush cannot. According to our skilled dentists at Table Mountain Dental in Arvada, Colorado, here are a few of the main benefits of flossing your teeth.

Why Is Flossing Necessary?

Some foods become caught between our teeth, causing plaque buildup and, in the long run, dental problems. A conventional toothbrush cannot reach all of the crevices between the teeth and remove food particles that have become stuck, but dental floss can. Flossing helps prevent plaque formation and helps maintain the health of your teeth. 

Which Type of Floss Should I Use?

There are two kinds of floss available :

  • Nylon (or multifilament) floss
  • PTFE (monofilament) floss

Nylon floss is available in waxed and unwaxed varieties, as well as a plethora of flavors. Because this floss is made up of many strands of nylon, it has the potential to rip or shred. Waxed floss, on the other hand, usually slides better between your teeth and is less likely to shred.

Single filament (PTFE) floss, on the other hand, is more expensive yet slips easily between your teeth and is shred-resistant.

The Benefits of Flossing

Here are the 3 main benefits of flossing:

  • Flossing Prevents Tooth Decay

When food becomes lodged between your teeth or in hard-to-reach places, dangerous bacteria feast on it and gradually damage your teeth. Flossing is an efficient way to eliminate food particles between your teeth and protect them from decay.

  • Flossing Prevents Gum Disease

Bacteria can harm both your gums and your tooth enamel. Bacteria create acids using the food caught between your teeth and cause dental issues like gum inflammation. Flossing is an important element of any dental hygiene practice and can help avoid this.

  • Flossing Complements Brushing 

When you brush your teeth and disregard flossing, a substantial portion of the surface of your teeth is not cleaned correctly. This is because the bristles of your toothbrush can only reach so far. Dental floss, unlike a toothbrush, can effectively dislodge food and bacteria between your teeth.

To learn more about the benefits of flossing, contact Table Mountain Dental at (720) 749-2711, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 6410 Miller St #15, Arvada, CO 80004.

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