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The Benefits of Brushing and Flossing For Oral Care

Brushing and Flossing


Tooth decay, which may lead to dental cavities, is a disorder that can result in tooth loss. Brushing one’s teeth can help prevent tooth decay. Brushing also helps avoid bad breath, which may hinder people from building deeper interpersonal interactions with you. It is essential to brush your teeth regularly in order to stave off gum disease. It is possible to get gum disease if one skips brushing their teeth for many days in a row. 

When you brush your teeth, you not only remove plaque, which is the key factor in dental decay. But, you also prevent any new plaque from accumulating, which is another benefit of brushing. Toothbrushes are available in a wide variety of sizes and forms, beginning with extremely small, intended for use by infants, all the way up to huge adult-sized heads. It is important that you search for a toothbrush with soft bristles and dimensions that comfortably fit into your mouth. 


Dental floss may be one of your most effective lines of defense in the fight against periodontal disease. Plaque and bacteria that build up on teeth over time may lead to periodontal disease. At least twice a day, you should brush your teeth thoroughly for a total of two minutes each time. This should be a part of your daily oral hygiene regimen. In addition to this, you should make flossing a regular part of your oral hygiene practice. The parts of your mouth that your toothbrush is unable to reach are thoroughly cleaned with dental floss. 

Throughout the day, food particles get trapped in the crevices and spaces between teeth that are too small and too close together. Flossing makes cleaning out these difficult-to-reach places easier. The benefits of flossing may last a lifetime and contribute to excellent oral health. Dental floss is a useful tool to maintain the cleanliness and health of your gums. 

Why Brushing and Flossing Are Necessary

Prevention of Cavities

Cavity prevention is important since tooth decay is one of the primary causes of tooth loss, and cavity treatment which may often require extensive dental operations. Cavities in the teeth are caused by the erosion of the natural enamel that covers the teeth by the acids that are present in plaque. By adhering to standard practices for cleanliness in the mouth, one may effortlessly avoid this from happening.

Prevention of Periodontitis

Periodontitis may be a dangerous, progressive disease that can lead to tooth loss, the recession of the gums, and the recession of the jawbone. Periodontitis can be prevented by taking preventative measures. Plaque contains toxins, which are that cause periodontitis, and those toxins may spread to other regions of the body, where they can create major health issues. Plaque and calculus (tartar) should be removed from the tooth’s surface with a toothbrush and from the interdental spaces using floss. This is an excellent way to prevent periodontal issues.

Prevention of Halitosis

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is often brought on by leftover food particles that are lodged between the teeth or on the surface of the teeth themselves. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a consistent basis may help eliminate these food particles, leaving behind a healthier mouth and fresh breath.

Prevention of Staining

The prevention of staining, often known as the yellowing of teeth, is typically caused by a variety of circumstances, including smoking, drinking coffee, or tea. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a consistent basis is one of the best ways to prevent stains from becoming permanent on your teeth. The more often these staining agents are removed from the teeth, the lower the risk that the stains will become permanent.

Call us at 407-876-2991 for an appointment or visit Tringas Orthodontics at our Orlando location in Lake Nona where we also serve St Cloud residents. We are located at 13250 Narcoossee Rd, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32832. Our Windermere office, where we also serve Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden, Metro West and Ocoee, is located at 422 Main St, #2, Windermere, FL 34786.

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