When you brush your teeth; there is a lot of plaque hidden in the corners of your teeth that remain out of the reach of your toothbrush. Such plaque is extremely dangerous for your oral health. The only way to remove such plaque is to floss. When you place the thread in the corners of your teeth, you are able to clean the plaque that your toothbrush can not.
If you do not floss, then all that plaque will begin to form into tartar. The only way to clean your teeth then will be through professional cleaning, which will be a lot more costly. If you still do not visit a dentist for professional cleaning, you will begin suffering from gum disease, which will lead to tooth loss.
Some people do not floss because their gums bleed when they do. Bleeding gums are not to be ignored. You may be having an infection in your gums and need to visit a dentist at the earliest. Those who floss for the very first time feel a sense of fear that they may hurt their gums while flossing. Try practicing a few times before performing your first floss. You need to floss twice a day and need to be very gentle when flossing, or else you may hurt your gums.
If you find flossing difficult, your dentist will be able to teach you the proper technique. Other alternatives are available that your dentist may recommend for you if you feel uneasy with flossing.
At Spring Cypress Dental, we take your dental health very seriously. Flossing can help protect your teeth and gums, but only if you floss with the proper technique. Our team of dentists is well experienced in professional cleaning and happy to guide you on flossing correctly. Call us at 281-256-3222 and schedule your appointment right away.