Forgetting to floss on a daily basis is never good. It can leave your mouth slowly getting sicker, even if you cannot see or feel the effects right now.
Flossing is an integral part of keeping your entire mouth healthy. Flossing does not only help keep your teeth looking and feeling good, but it also keeps your gums healthier, along with the rest of the tissues in and around your mouth.
You should never skip your daily flossing. It could leave you with a lot of work needed to repair the damage, once you can see the effects of not flossing.
What Happens When You Do Not Floss?
When you do not floss, your mouth slowly begins to decay.
You may not be able to see the problems, but they are still there. Brushing helps with the surfaces of your teeth you see and feel, plus the parts you chew with. Flossing is meant for the parts of your teeth between each set of teeth.
This area, when not flossed properly, begins to build up with tartar. Then, this eats into the enamel of your teeth, and begins to cause tooth decay. Each area you neglect can lead to two teeth decaying at the same time, since the gaps touch both teeth.
Before you know it, you can have multiple cavities, teeth that begin to turn brown, and pain in your mouth that needs extensive repair to stop.
The best way to avoid this type of problem is to floss each day. If you have not been flossing, then come in and see us. Let us help clean up your mouth and teach you the right way to floss. While you cannot do much about the damage that has already been done, you can stop future damage from occurring.
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC (503) 673-9097
15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105 Lake Oswego, OR97035