The Importance of Flossing

Updated on Monday 20th March 2017

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When it comes to healthy and strong teeth, numerous questions come into mind: do I brush my teeth correctly? Is my toothbrush appropriate? Do I use a good toothpaste? Do I floss enough? How do I avoid cavities? Fortunately, our dentists in Dubai can answer all these questions and can offer recommendations and advice if you are interested in dental treatments for particular problems. And if you have suffered from tooth loss, you can receive dental implants in Dubai.
 

Why should you floss your teeth daily?
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The dental floss was invented in 1819 by an American dentist named Levi Spear Parmly who used by mistake a waxed silk thread to clean the spaces between the teeth. Unfortunately, his discovery wasn’t developed in those times, and later in 1898, Johnson & Johnson Company produced the dental floss in huge quantities and then sold it worldwide.

The toothbrush cleans the surface of the teeth, but the debris or food particles cannot be entirely removed during this process. This is why flossing the teeth is recommended daily because you can clean the tight places between the teeth. Flossing means maintaining your teeth healthy, preventing cavities and other serious oral problems. Brushing the teeth with fluoride toothpaste helps to eliminate the sticky plaque and bacteria which are the main reasons why teeth develop cavities and gum diseases.

And for complete cleaning of the teeth, flossing is mandatory because it removes the plaque, tartar, and debris from the spaces between the teeth, maintaining the health of teeth. Besides that, flossing the teeth helps you stay away from gingivitis, the first stage of the periodontal disease. The dental floss gets between the teeth and removes the plaque and tartar which cannot be eliminated during a teeth brush routine. Our Dubai dentists remind to all patients that brushing and flossing the teeth daily will help you maintain healthy teeth.


Flossing advantages to consider


The daily use of dental floss eliminates the plaque and does not let tartar to develop on the teeth. It is best flossing the teeth before going to bed and besides that, the good part is that you won’t feel your teeth loaded. Dental floss is made of silk, nylon, and light waxed materials and can come in various flavors like mint, cinnamon, green apple and many more. Try to choose what suits you best and consider the importance of daily dental flossing if you want to have an attractive smile and healthy teeth. According to statistics, more than 80% of dental plaque is removed with the help of dental floss, providing protection for the teeth.

We invite you to step into our modern dental clinics in Dubai to obtain information about how to brush and floss correctly. Our dentists in Dubai can also provide you with numerous dental treatments according to the status of your denture, so please feel free to contact us.

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