It is affordable and shouldn’t take more than a minute but a surprising number of people neglect to floss between their teeth. It is possibly because the results of flossing are not as tangible as those of tooth brushing. If you don’t brush your teeth your mouth will feel unclean and you might even have bad breath as a result. If you don’t floss then there might not be any immediate consequences.
But the consequences of not flossing are more long term and they accrue slowly over time. The fact is that flossing is a vital part of home oral hygiene and should be carried out on a daily basis. When you brush your teeth you are removing most of the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth but it is likely that there will still be plaque hiding in between your teeth as well.
You should buy a box of dental floss or tape from your local super market or pharmacy; it won’t be expensive. Rolled up inside the box is a long length of medicated thread that you can pull out an amount of and then tear it. Then you should pull it between the gaps in your teeth to remove the plaque that is there.
Not flossing is actually a major factor in instance of gums disease because plaque left on the gum line of teeth causes gums to become inflamed and tooth loss becomes a risk if the problem is not dealt with adequately and swiftly. Tooth decay can also result.
Any conversation with your Bootle dentist on the subject will reveal just how important it is to floss and you should take their advice seriously.