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What Flossing Actually Gets Out of Your Mouth

Posted on 11/27/2017 by Moyer Office
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Flossing is a very important hygiene activity for your dental health. It is advisable to do before you brush your teeth and going to bed.

Also, the floss you purchase contains yards of great stuff, so there is no need to be stingy at all. While a majority do floss, not everyone does and that is a tragedy.

There are a few things that the public should know about flossing. Although it is not a cure for any dental problems and cannot be a substitute for brushing, flossing can help you maintain good dental health. There are two main things that floss gets out of your mouth.

Flossing Takes Out Plaque and Particles Of Food

Flossing can take out food particles stuck between your teeth and at the same time remove the buildup of plaque.

By flossing before brushing your teeth, you can be assured that once you sleep, there are no food particles that can feed the bad bacteria, ensuring you great dental health for tomorrow and the rest of your life.

Flossing Takes Out Bad Breath and a Buildup of Tartar and Cavities

Flossing does more than take out the unsightly chia seeds or tiny pieces of meat stuck between your teeth. It ensures that any buildup of plaque be stopped, making sure that tartar, an extremely rigid material to take out, will not grow.

Tartar is actually plaque that grew in number and have hardened, so by eliminating plaque, you eliminate the risk of tartar.

Flossing also takes care of halitosis or what people commonly call bad breath. It takes away food particles, which, if left undigested, could lead to bad breath. Food particles also are a food source for bacteria and most of the bad bacteria can smell not too nicely.

If you want to know more about brushing or flossing, come set an appointment so we can talk more about your dental health.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 480.935.6295 today.

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