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Sometimes flossing seems like a tedious task you would rather not do, correct? Unfortunately, you’re not alone with many other people skipping their flossing routines because they would much rather stick to brushing. This can be extremely dangerous for the smile and your oral health, especially because flossing is so vital in preventing gum disease and other health problems. To help you feel more encouraged about flossing, our dental professionals are happy to list the benefits of flossing.

– Flossing can keep your teeth healthy and strong. Cavities are a pain to have and to fix, and they’re even worse when they grow between two teeth, causing damage not only to one tooth but two! This occurs when plaque lives in the crevices of your smile and promotes tooth decay to develop. It can harden if not removed regularly. Hardened plaque at this point can only be removed by your dentist with a professional dental cleaning. If you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth, it’s important to floss every single day.

– Flossing can stop your gums from bleeding, and the more you floss, the more resistant your gums will be against bleeding. You’ll remove harmful bacteria from the gumline that your body sends blood cells to help treat the infection caused by bacteria. This is why your gums bleed so much between waiting. The more you floss, the less your gums will bleed.

– Flossing can help you have a healthier body by removing plaque that promotes gum disease. This irritating tartar sticks in between the teeth and irritates the gums. It can grow and infect your smile if not removed. Gum disease has been proven to be linked to major health issues, like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The more you floss and prevent gum disease, the healthier gums and body you can have.

To learn more about flossing, please remember that our dental team here in Jackson, Mississippi, is always here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to contact Lakeland Dental Care at 601-981-8166 today for better and healthier smile. When you reach out to us, we will be excited and happy to help you!