If You’re Not Flossing As Suggested, Then…

We know that you may have a lot of ideas about dental hygiene. You may like it, find some of the sensations to either be enjoyable or strange, and you may spend time occasionally wondering why you have to go through with it. Is it necessary … really? What would happen, for instance, if you just never flossed your smile? While these may sound like some very abstract questions, the truth is, our Celina, TX team can answer such things with great ease. While we can offer a general response with “your oral health will decline,” we will be happy to go into more detail regarding your flossing question. Apply your new knowledge to your hygiene in general and you will start to realize what makes prevention so important!

You’re Missing Plaque And Food Bits

Do you know why you need two dental cleanings from us every year? It’s because stuff builds up on your teeth that is “bad” and full of bacteria. Plaque, a sticky substance, coats your smile each and every day. Then, you eat, and little food particles may be left behind. When you brush, you remove a lot of it. However, you also need to floss to remove a good deal more that becomes stuck between teeth and that works its way just beneath your gumline!

You’re Encouraging Gum Disease

Now, about the aforementioned plaque and food particles you need to remove with the flossing part of your dental hygiene: You ask, why? First, this is the leading cause of gum disease. Plaque will harden into an immovable material called tartar (well, we can remove it, of course) and remains filled with bacteria. Food can break down and feed bacteria. This is a perfect formula for the future inflammation and infection of your gums. That, unless you floss, which removes (and then prevents) the accumulation!

Surprise: You’re Promoting Decay, Too!

Along with inflamed and potentially infected gum tissue that can develop due to a lack of flossing during dental hygiene, you will also be encouraging the development of cavities! They can happen anywhere on your teeth (even between them). Our team knows you don’t want this, so just remember to floss!

Steer Clear Of Problems By Asking For Flossing Help

If you find that you have any type of problem with the flossing part of your dental hygiene, let us know, so we may be of assistance. Schedule your appointment in Celina, TX today by contacting Nielsen Dental Studio at 214-851-4440. We gladly treat patients from Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities.