Flossing Can Save Your Teeth and Improve Dental Health
Periodontal disease may not be the leading reason for pulpal death, but chronic gum inflammation greatly increases your risks of tooth loss and the need for root canal treatment. Although brushing your teeth twice each day is an essential part of good dental care, it’s not enough to prevent serious problems. To protect yourself from periodontal disease and the need for dentures later in life, add daily flossing to your dental health
A good flossing routine will produce great results. If you suffer from sensitive teeth or bleeding gums, you may be tempted to skip flossing. You might assume it will make your condition worse. In reality, flossing can actually improve gum health at almost any stage and even stop the bleeding. In 2006, a study involving 51 sets of twins revealed the results of daily brushing versus brushing plus daily use of dental floss. One twin in each pair was told to only brush their teeth. The other twin flossed in addition to brushing. After two weeks had passed, twins who used dental floss daily had 38 percent fewer areas where gums were bleeding.
It’s not too late to start flossing regularly . Starting and maintaining a good dental care routine is beneficial at any stage of life, even if you were not consistent about flossing between your teeth when you were young. With proper flossing, you can significantly improve the condition of your gums and avoid future problems. Special floss products are available for people who have sensitive gums or teeth that are close together. They can improve your comfort level while still removing the plaque that threatens your oral health.
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