Why You Need to Floss Everyday

Do you floss daily? And no, we aren’t talking about the hip new dance move. Flossing is an expert recommended dental hygiene routine that many Americans skip. Let’s be honest…flossing is not fun. Plus, there isn’t instant proof that it is helping. However, you want fresh breath and a dazzling smile so you make sure to brush your teeth. But is brushing alone enough to remove gum-decaying plaque?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an important part of preserving the health of your teeth and gums. Flossing cleans between teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. It removes the plaque that can cause gum disease and cavities. (ada.org)

Along with flossing, the ADA recommends brushing at least twice a day for at least two minutes. This healthy routine can help keep your smile looking beautiful. In addition, good oral health is linked to the rest of your body.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) research shows that the bacteria from an unhealthy mouth can harm the rest of the body and lead to diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The CDC considers poor dental hygiene as a serious potential threat to the rest of the body.

The link to heart disease alone should have you flossing daily. Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. In addition, 100 million Americans have diabetes. The simple act of flossing is an easy, cheap way to defend yourself against some of horrible diseases. Also, it only takes a few painless minutes. (cdc.gov)

Flossing, brushing, and mouth wash are ways to keep your mouth and body healthy. Come see us at South Shore Smiles every 6 months to ensure the health and happiness of your mouth. For more information, email us at: info@southshoresmilesnwi.com or call us at: (219) 627-3133. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a lifelong dazzling smile!

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