Did you floss your teeth today? This simple dental process might prevent and reverse the gum disease. People have many dilemmas related to flossing their teeth. Many dental professionals find patients having issues with the way they floss and usage of the right flosses.
According to American dental association dental floss is recommended on a daily basis. Since oral cavity is the leading cause of gum disease it is essential to floss your teeth in a proper way to protect and prevent your teeth against periodontal disease. Unfortunately the most abused and neglected of all cavities are dental cavities. It is high time that Periodontist along with daily brushing insist on flossing too. Remarkable results are witnessed when you floss your teeth as it saves you not only from bacteria which grows unhampered producing bad breath causing social stigma but it also rewards you with long term good dental health.
Brushing with the right tooth brush that reaches in-between the teeth is necessary to reach the food debris trapped inside. Everyone has spaces between their teeth only the space varies. Many people have tight spaces and others have open spaces where either plaque film gets attached or food debris gets trapped. Individuals having tightest of contact with their adjoining teeth have ideal mouths. These people are at the least risk of cavities. However most of us have poor teeth contact with the adjoining teeth and therefore the common problem of food getting lodged between teeth is faced by us.
Periodontal disease are caused due to these inter-dental spaces which are further developed due to pre-mature extractions, resulting in drifting of remaining teeth on the unoccupied side leading to confined areas where food particles can deposit. Any patient having lost the opposing tooth faces the consequences of teeth to over erupt leading to opening of contacts with adjoining teeth. Thus it is true that you need to know a more specific way to brush and floss your teeth.
Brushing alone does not clean the total surface of your teeth. Since the inter-proximal spaces between two teeth are protected and cannot be reached by brushing alone flossing your teeth will prevent build up of sticky substance called plaque which leads to periodontitis.
As per recent research and studies, Gum disease or Periodontitis have a positive link with overall health; whether it is heart disease, diabetes, pre-term or low birth weight babies the chances of getting affected by periodontal disease increases. Presently there are wide varieties of flosses available such as flosses made from nylon filaments or plastic monofilaments, waxed or un-waxed, thick or thin and even flavored. Significantly flossing is the ideal answer for reversing initial stage of gum disease so what are you waiting for, consult your periodontist and start the regime today.
Dr. Sam Khoury is a committed Periodontist and as a Board Certified dental professional by the American Board of Periodontology he prioritizes the comfort of his patients at the time of treatment. You can consult him for cosmetic dental work and take his appointment online for regular dental checkups.
Everyone deserves a healthy, brilliant smile – and Dental Implant Surgeons, P.C. is committed to making that happen with the mutual care and treatment of Drs. Sam Khoury and Juan Carlos Cabrera.
We believe that teamwork is the ultimate way for comprehensive patient care. Drs. Khoury & Cabrera utilize the latest in cutting edge technology, such as the PiezoSurgery, Guided Dental Implant Surgery and also perform clinical studies on regeneration of bone. Finally, for patient comfort, they both utilize IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry) and controlled delivery of local anesthesia with the Wand anesthesia machine.
We welcome your patients to our office and trust that they will be highly cared for.