One thing that many people don’t know is just how much of your health rests in your mouth. Dental health is directly linked to heart health, immune health, and risk of infection, proving that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body.
While brushing gets much of the plaque and debris on teeth when one brushes thoroughly for around 2 minutes with a healthy toothpaste, it doesn’t get everything, and flossing helps you to clear the debris, plaque, and bacteria stuck in those difficult to reach places that even the most state of the art toothbrushes can’t seem to reach.
Plaque is packed with bacteria, and it’s this bacteria that reaches under the gums, eats through the tooth’s enamel, and infects the mouth causing both cavities and gum disease. Brushing with an extra soft bristled toothbrush helps to brush this bacteria away from the front of the teeth and the bite surfaces, but plaque can hide in each nook and cranny between teeth as well.
Flossing with a sturdy floss removes this hidden plaque, and gets the bacteria away before it can settle into pockets under the gum or damage the tooth’s enamel causing decay.
While flossing is an important part of a healthy dental care regimen, it’s not the only part. Flossing should be practiced daily in conjunction with brushing, tongue cleaning, rinsing, and avoiding too many sugars if one wishes to keep their teeth in the best shape possible.
At All Organic Store, we have more than just floss, and we carry a full range of natural and healthy dental care products that help you to keep your teeth healthy and strong from the flossing stage and beyond.