By Dr. Craig Blogin
August 05, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: flossing  

Are you wondering what is so important about flossing; is flossing right for you? The answer is simple. If you want to keep your teeth flossingthroughout your lifetime, flossing is definitely something you need to add to your daily routine. It’s not enough to just brush your teeth because brushing doesn’t reach the narrow areas in between your teeth; only flossing can reach those hard-to-access areas. Dr. Craig Blogin, your dentist in Ann Arbor, Michigan wants to share why flossing will save your smile.

A common saying in dentistry is “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.” Your Ann Arbor dentist wants to tell you about why you should start flossing in order to keep your teeth.

The plaque in your mouth contains millions of bacteria which produce toxins. These toxins can cause inflammation, swelling and bleeding, the hallmarks of gum disease. Gum disease can progress to periodontal disease, a condition in which the bacteria also destroy the bone surrounding your teeth.

Plaque bacteria also does harm to your teeth by combining with sugars in foods to produce acid. The acid is powerful enough to eat through your tooth enamel, causing you to form a cavity.

The longer plaque bacteria stay in your mouth, the more damage the bacteria can cause. Flossing daily disturbs and removes the colonies of plaque bacteria before they can harm your gums and your teeth.

Your Ann Arbor dentist wants you to know, when you don’t floss, you have a higher risk of:

  • Gum disease turning into periodontal disease
  • Periodontal disease resulting in tooth loss
  • Tooth decay turning into the need for a root canal
  • Tooth decay resulting in tooth loss

The skilled dental staff in Ann Arbor can talk with you more about proper flossing techniques and can show you all the tips and tricks to keep your mouth healthy. Don’t wait! Start flossing today because the health of your mouth depends on it. Make a call to Dr. Craig Blogin, your dentist in Ann Arbor, Michigan to find out more.


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