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How Flossing Keeps Gums Tight Against Your Teeth

Posted on 7/10/2018 by Todd Jorgenson
How Flossing Keeps Gums Tight Against Your TeethIt is a lesson we learn at an early age. In addition to brushing our teeth every day, we also learn that we need to floss between the teeth. There are plenty of reasons for flossing every day, but most people do it out of habit.

They do not realize the benefits of flossing. One of the benefits they may not know about is how flossing keeps the gums tight against the teeth and what that means.

Flossing Improves Gum Health

If you notice that your gums are bleeding when you brush, you may think that flossing will cause more damage. That is not true. Flossing improves gum health which will also help improve the health of the teeth. When you floss, you remove the bacteria and the plaque that brushing is not able to do. The bacteria and plaque will not only hurt your gums, it will hurt the teeth. The more damage the teeth and gums have the looser the teeth get.

If you do floss regularly, your teeth will not develop any gaps that result from gum disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. Any or all these things will create gaps in the teeth and the gums.

There are plenty of reasons that people give for not flossing. They worry that their gums are sensitive, that they cannot manipulate the floss, that they are a child, or they have braces. There are things that we can recommend for all these issues. Softer floss, electric flossers, floss designed for braces and dentures are alternatives that can resolve most problems.

Children need to learn all the ways to keep their teeth healthy at an early age. Flossing is something that parents can teach their children when they are around 5 years old. It will start a habit that will benefit the child for the rest of their life.

If you want more information about flossing and how to take care of your teeth and gums, contact us and talk to our professionals. We would be happy to let you know how to take care of your teeth.

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