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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Sani Dental Group is the largest dental clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico. In addition to offering visitors professional dental care, our staff constantly offers dental advice to our visitors. We are sure that the following might sound familiar:

You visit the dentist, either for a normal checkup or a more specific dental procedure, everything is ok until your dentist asks, “how often do you floss?” If you say not that often, or at all - it’s likely that you will get a lecture about the importance of flossing. 

Dental flossing might not seem as something important, but it actually is. There is no instant gratification with flossing, however, experts from all medical fields have explained why flossing is necessary.  

Why Experts Recommend us to Floss

The 5 Surfaces that Make our Teeth

Our teeth are composed of 5 surfaces, and every time you don’t floss you leave at least two surfaces of your teeth unclean. Do you see why it is so important to floss? If not convince yet, keep this in mind, flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove bacteria and plaque from our teeth. The five surfaces that composed our tooth are:   

  • Cementum: is a thin layer of bone material and connective tissue that attaches the roots of your teeth to your jawbone.
  • Dentin: is a calcified tissue composed of living cells. These living cells secrete a hard mineral substance which surround the entire pulp.      
  • Enamel: this is the hardest, white outer layer of your teeth, this “crown” protects your teeth but can easily decay and be destroyed. It is composed of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.    
  • Periodontal ligament: is a group of specialized of connective tissue fibers that help to hold the teeth against jawbone.        
  • Pulp: this is the softer, living inner structure of teeth, composed of connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth. 

Flossing is one of the most effective ways to remove “plaque”. Every time you floss, you remove food that is trapped in those hard to reach places. Places that our traditional toothbrush is unable to clean. As we mentioned, flossing does not offer instant gratification, but it does prevent bleeding gums, gum disease, and other oral diseases. 

FACT: Flossing will toughen up your gums. 

Believe us, you don't want any of these diseases to affect your oral health, eating habits, or to ruin your beautiful smile. If you want to look good and age better – remember to floss every day, twice a day.  

Why Experts Recommend us to Floss

Sani would like to share with you an article we read in LiveScience

The article offers us comments from 5 medical experts and why they recommend us to floss. Today experts have found a link between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases. Yes, our dental health and overall health could be in great danger if we don’t floss. 

For the largest dental clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico your dental health is our priority. Sani Dental Group knows that there is a certain group of people that are more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. For these people in particular, our team of professionals has made the blog. Our blog, in the category of oral care, offers countless tips and advice that have helped thousands of readers. We invite you to read one of the following titles: 

5 Habits to Completely Improve your Dental Health

Healthy Dental Habits for Seniors

Why I Stopped Flossing (and How I Got Back To It) 

These are just a few blog that can help you prevent many dental diseases. If you would like to prevent dental disease we invite you to contact one of our patient coordinators, they can guide you and help to restore your dental health. 

Have you seen your smile today? Does it look healthy? If it does, imagine how much better it would look if you were to floss every day.  Is flossing necessary – yes, flossing is indeed necessary. As we read in this post, flossing can prevent a hand full of oral diseases and help us have a beautiful smile. So why not give a try, and remember every day, twice a day. 

Do you see why it is so important to floss? If not convince yet, keep this in mind, flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove bacteria and plaque from our teeth.