5 Reasons You Should Floss

For many of us, flossing can be the worst minute of our day. But we’re here to tell you that there are some serious benefits to the tedious task. Whether you use good ole fashioned floss or a fancy water pik, here are 5 reasons you should always remember to floss.

1. Flossing can actually save your life… No, really!

Plaque produces acid, which irritates the gums, and can lead to gum disease. Did you know that recently gum disease has been discovered to lead to heart disease. (See how it’s all linked together?) If you think about it, you’re potentially saving your life every time you floss!

2. Protection against bleeding gums.

Do you floss simply because you don’t want to deal with the swollen and bleeding gums after your cleaning? Well you’re not wrong! You’re doing yourself a huge favor. After flossing correctly for a few weeks, the bleeding will stop and your next dental visit won’t be so painful, and um… well, bloody.

3. You increase your chances of a whiter smile!

By flossing, you can remove plaque, which helps reduce the chances of staining your teeth. Say goodbye to plaque and hello to those pearly whites! Each tooth has 5 surfaces, and when you don’t floss you’re skipping over two of those surfaces and leaving them unclean.

4. Flossing is linked to fresher breath… Oh la la.

Flossing takes away the worry of having bad breath when you want to plant one on your loved one. Regular flossers don’t have to think twice before puckering up!

5. Fact: flossing gets to places your toothbrush can’t.

By flossing, you have the ability to get to all the nooks and crannies that your toothbrush might not be able to reach! Remove leftover food particles, plaque and bacteria twice a day, every single day.