The Damage to Your Mouth Progressively Gets Worse When You Do Not Floss
Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Call
Failing to floss your teeth can progressively worsen the damage to your teeth. Most of these damages will be limited to your mouth, but some can extend to other parts of the body. They include accumulation of harmful plaque, exposed gums, and bad breath. Therefore, it is very important to floss your teeth regularly.
Accumulation of Harmful Plaque
No matter how regularly you brush your teeth, the plaque will gradually build up if you do not floss them. This is because food particles accumulate between your teeth. If left unaddressed, plaque can build up to the extent that it looks unsightly. Plaque is known to cause several oral problems, such as tooth decay, among others. Furthermore, it can cause many other health issues.
When you brush, the bristles of your brush barely move down between the teeth. Flossing can easily reach these areas and remove all the bacteria, food particles, and plaque. Accumulation of food particles can lead to a bad odor. Therefore, it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible, and flossing is the only way to do so. Your breath will inevitably smell terrible if you fail to remove the tiny food bits in between your teeth.
Suppose you fail to floss your teeth, bacteria, and plaque will begin to build-up. If not removed, the bacteria will begin irritating the gum tissue. The situation worsens the already bad state of your mouth. If left untreated, this state can lead to serious conditions like gingivitis. This condition causes puffy and red gums to bleed easily. Flossing will help eliminate the bacteria in between your teeth; hence, reduced chances of damage to your gums. Visit our offices for more information on the importance of flossing your teeth.
Century Dental Dr. Jefferson Call, DMD & Dr. Thorn Simnitt, DMD
Dentist Hillsboro, OR | Dental Blog - Century Dental Hillsboro, OR Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more Century Dental, 2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123, (971) 708-1608, centurydentalllc.com, 9/30/2022, Tags: Dentist Hillsboro OR