Aside from brushing your teeth, there is also another way of keeping your teeth and gums healthy – flossing.
Dental floss is a soft, strong, waxed or unwaxed thread that is usually made of nylon. This is made to go in between teeth in order to remove food particles and avoid the build-up of plaque (a sticky, bacteria-laden film build-up on your teeth).
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth two to three times a day and so as flossing your teeth at least once a day. But despite this important recommendation, many still forget to floss.
Flossing your teeth helps to remove food particles in between your teeth and under the gums that cannot be removed with normal brushing, keeping your mouth clean of cavity-causing bacteria and reducing your chances of periodontal disease and preventing gingivitis.
On the other hand, it is very important that your oral health is being monitored by a dentist because they can educate you on taking care of your dental needs. It is important that you regularly visit your dentist for him/her to assess and provide solutions to your existing oral health problems.
The key in the successful maintenance of your oral health relies on you following your dentist’s advice, especially if it concerns the proper way of cleaning your teeth like brushing and flossing.
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