We found a good blog article over at “Untrained Housewife” titled, “How dental floss can save your life.”
Here some excellent tips from the the blog:
Dental Floss Can Save Your Life – Buy Some
I used to floss my teeth about twice a week thinking that was good enough, but I constantly found myself with mild gingivitis. In case you didn’t know, gingivitis can kill you, literally. How? Gingivitis leads to heart disease. Yes, that sounds crazy, but it can.
If you love your family, buy some dental floss today and make sure everyone uses it.
No matter what age or how far apart your teeth are, food particles can get stuck.
Brushing removes the surface debris and plaque from the tooth itself and can get a small portion of the gum line, but the bristles just can’t get below the gum line well enough to do the job right.
If you use dental floss properly, the floss gets deep below the gum line and removes any leftover food particles that brushing leaves behind.
When leftover particles are not removed, inflammation begins and leads to gingivitis, which can lead to heart disease, which can lead to death. Yes, that was a long way to put it, but dental floss can save your life.
Make sure to schedule regular teeth cleaning appointments with your dentist.
We encourage you to call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs at 719-599-0700.