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Why Do I Need to Floss?
- Increased cavities: If you choose not to floss, cavities can start to form in between your teeth. Tooth decay can cause an increase in sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as sweets. They can also cause pain. Cavities can only be discovered in a dental exam.
- Tartar buildup: Tartar is a buildup of plaque that has been left undisturbed for a period of time. Plaque is sticky and soft, but if left untreated by regular flossing, it becomes hard. A professional dentist must then remove it.
- Bad breath: Nobody wants stinky breath. Flossing can help to prevent this from happening. If bacteria and food particles are left in between your teeth, it can actually increase your bad breath.
- A bright smile: Flossing can keep your teeth looking shiny and bright by removing stubborn spots and food particles. If you don’t floss, plaque buildup can cause staining of the teeth.
- Periodontal disease: Poor oral hygiene can cause you to suffer from gum disease. Periodontal disease begins with tender and swollen gums. As it remains untreated, the gums pull away from the teeth and the spaces can become infected. Symptoms include: bad breath, red gums, swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, formation of pockets, change in bite, and shifting teeth. Gum disease can also lead to overall body health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
Oral Hygiene at Home
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Is My Tooth Infected?
- A broken tooth
- A discolored tooth, with or without pain
- Sensitivity to cold and heat
- Swelling around the effected tooth
- Tenderness to touch and chewing
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