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Vancouver Preventative Dentistry: The Benefits of Flossing

April 19th, 2018

The benefits of flossing your teeth on a daily basis can help keep your mouth in optimal oral health. At Parkview Dental in Vancouver, we offer a wide range of dental services, including preventative dentistry, which are designed to help our patients maintain happy and healthy smiles.

The Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing your teeth on a daily basis helps break up plaque on your teeth. If left untreated, plaque can change the overall chemistry of your mouth, putting you at risk of infections or diseases. Some of the main benefits of flossing your teeth include:

1. Get Rid of Bad Breath

While bad breath is a common and embarrassing problem, it is one that is easily solved by regular flossing. Since a toothbrush is unable to remove all of the food trapped between teeth, not flossing your teeth allows food particles to sit in the mouth and rot, giving off foul odours. Flossing on a regular basis can remove any food particles left behind and alleviate potential bad breath.

2. Prevent Cavities

Cavities are decayed areas of teeth caused by the acids in plaque that eat away at the tooth enamel, causing deep, painful pits. Not flossing your teeth daily allows the plaque to form cavities in hard-to-notice places, which can lead to extreme pain. Nightly flossing is the easiest way to prevent cavities and all of their painful symptoms.

3. Avoid Gingivitis

Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of plaque that is left to develop along the gum line, causing inflammation, tender gums, bad breath, and even bleeding gums. The longer plaque is left unchecked, the higher the risk of developing periodontal disease caused by gingivitis. Daily flossing can help reduce the risk of developing gingivitis by stopping plaque from building up between teeth.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of flossing, or if you are looking for a Vancouver dentist with a wide range of dental services (dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, and orthodontics), please contact Parkview Dental at 604-438-1555 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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