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3 Big Reasons Why You Should Floss

3 Big Reasons Why You Should Floss

According to the Canadian Dental Association, you miss cleaning more than one-third of your tooth surface by not flossing. — Flossing helps prevent gum disease. Gum disease occurs when bacteria accumulate in between the teeth and underneath the gums. Flossing once a day, preferably at night, can help prevent this.

In this article, we will discuss why flossing should be a part of everyone’s daily dental hygiene routine.

1. Flossing helps minimize bad breath

A lot of the bacteria that cause gum disease create an odour if they start to colonize in between your teeth and underneath your gums. If you minimize or eliminate the sources of gum disease, chances are your breath will smell better. Instead of stocking up on breath mints, we’d suggest to up your flossing.

2. Flossing regularly will prevent tooth loss

When you don’t clear out the bacteria in between your teeth and underneath your gums, your immune system releases enzymes to destroy the bacteria. These enzymes end up harming the bone surrounding the area, which explains why you may end up losing your teeth when you’re older.

The bone levels in between the teeth become less and less until the tooth has no more bone to support it, so it falls out. This is why you sometimes see older people with teeth that appear longer or skinnier.

3. Flossing could reduce birth risks

A woman’s hormones change when she’s pregnant, making her gums more sensitive. She’s no longer just flossing for one: If a woman who is pregnant has gum disease, the bacteria that cause it can enter her blood stream and go through the placenta. — Not flossing puts a child at risk for preterm birth and low birth weight.

Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!

Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family.

Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!

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