When you’re pressed for time it’s easy to decide to skip flossing and just quit doing it. However, if you start to skip it on such a regular basis that you quit flossing altogether, you’re putting your oral health at serious risk. Flossing has many benefits that you can’t get just from brushing your teeth.
Prevents gum disease
The most beneficial aspect of flossing regularly (which is defined as flossing just once a day) is the role it plays in preventing gum disease. Since floss gets in between the cracks of your teeth, right along the gums, it helps remove food particles and other debris that, if left on your gums, can cause gingivitis.
That’s far from an ideal situation to be in, and it’s so easy to prevent gum disease simply by flossing once a day.
Better oral health
Brushing your teeth does a lot to clean them, but it doesn’t get them as thoroughly as it could. Brushing only gets about two-thirds of your teeth clean, while flossing can reach the other third your toothbrush can’t. This ends up providing you with far better oral health than if you only brushed.
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