Dental plaque is a sticky film collecting around and between your teeth and your gum line. Daily flossing helps remove food particles from around your teeth, including plaque building up between them.
Tooth decay results in cavities causing tiny holes in the tooth enamel. The process requires some time but indicates your chances of developing cavities increase when you have an excessive dental plaque on your teeth. Flossing once daily helps eliminate food particles and plaque buildup to lower your risk of tooth decay.
The earliest stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis causing inflammation in your gums and bleeding when brushing and flossing. If you leave gingivitis untreated, the condition aggravates into periodontitis, causing severe problems with your dental and overall health. However, if you brush twice daily and floss at least once, besides getting regular cleanings, you help your gums to remain healthy and prevent unnecessary health complications.
Halitosis is a problem affecting many and generally originating in the mouth from the food debris trapped between your teeth and decay. If you fail to remove the food particles, you start developing lousy breath, besides increasing your chances of enamel erosion and gum disease.
Excellent dental hygiene doesn’t merely benefit your teeth and gums but also benefits your cardiovascular health. Studies from 2019 observed that people who maintain excellent dental hygiene have a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation. The American Heart Association also mentions a connection between oral and cardiovascular health, confirming an association between your mouth and your overall health.