We’ve always heard about the benefits of flossing for oral health. Recently research has proven that the benefits of flossing extend towards the entire body. Flossing reduces the risk of stroke, diabetes, cleans the respiratory system, and reduces the risk of heart diseases. Research has also proven that flossing regularly increases life expectancy.
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is infamous for its risk of developing heart diseases. When our mouth is not cleansed, it becomes a home to all sorts of bacteria. Such bacteria can pass through to the body’s bloodstream, eventually reaching our heart valves, weakening them, or damaging them severely. Such bacteria can also lead to clogged arteries, weakening the heart response to inflammatory attacks, and heart failure.
It is best to floss after your meal, at least one time a day. Take care not to floss too vigorously or too often, as that would lead to bleeding gums.
If you have any pain in the chest or suffer from heart diseases, discuss with your dentist if you have not kept your oral health in order. If you find flossing complex or challenging, your dentist may ask you to use a flossing stick instead. You must pay your dentist frequent visits and act upon his instructions. Any step you take to improve or maintain your oral health may affect other parts of your body, relieving you from other illnesses.
Suppose you are not sure about flossing, its benefits, and things to be careful about, then you should visit our dental specialists at Village Park Family Dental right away. Our dentists will be able to walk you through the complete details of flossing your teeth. Please book an appointment by calling us at 281-376-4444 now.