Flossing is More Important Than You May Think
April 15, 2014
A lot of people do not understand the importance flossing has on your overall oral health. Believe it or not, flossing every day can add up to six years on your life expectancy, and it eliminates the potential for heart disease, gum disease, and other harmful ailments. When bacteria are left to harden and turn into tartar, a buildup of plaque can wreak havoc on your mouth in a shorter amount of time than you may realize. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we want to make sure our patients are will informed to ensure clean, healthy mouth!
In order to floss correctly, you must be sure to maneuver the floss up and down in between your teeth. This will be able to loosen and free any remaining food or bacteria. You must also keep in mind that you have to get below the gum line, and to form a C around the sides of the tooth. Be sure not to press down too hard and damage your gums, as this can only do more harm than good.
Flossing is beneficial, not only in keeping your teeth clean and healthy, but also by being able to control bad breath. Without all of the bacteria left sitting in your mouth, your breath will freshen and help you feel more confident in your smile! Getting into the regular habit of flossing everyday can give you a much better result when you go in for your dental checkups, as well as maintaining overall health in your body!
At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.