As a caring dentist in San Ramon, Dr. Kachalia wants to make sure that you understand the importance and benefits of flossing. Simply brushing your teeth will go a long way, but flossing can make all the difference in the world. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to many different deathly illnesses.
Brushing is a very important step to adequate oral hygiene; however, brushing your teeth only cleans the surface area. Floss can help to remove lodged particles that have been trapped between the teeth. This can help to keep your breath fresh and your mouth health.
Not only will flossing help to get particles lodge between your teeth, it will also help to remove particles trapped between your gum lines. If these particles are not removed, they will transform from plaque into tartar. Once they have developed into tartar, the only way to remove it will be to visit the dentist.
Plaque, tartar, and food particles that are trapped between the gum lines can eventually lead to periodontal disease. This can cause the gums to swell, bleed, and be extra sensitive. It may cause other problems for your gums as well, and eventually can lead to tooth loss.
Not only will flossing help to keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh, but it can help to save you money in the long run. By keeping your mouth as clean and healthy as can be you can avoid needing expensive dental procedures in the future. You can save yourself a lot of time, money, and discomfort!
Be sure that you get yourself into a daily flossing routine! For more information and tips on how to floss, contact Innovative Dental Concepts by calling (925) 804-6440 to schedule an appointment today!