How Can Flossing Help My Teeth?

Published on June 29, 2017

Flossing is one of the tasks that are strongly recommended to maintain a healthy smile, but do you know why? If not, Dr. Samaniego and our dental team are more than happy to help you! Flossing can benefit you and your smile in a myriad of ways, and we are happy to give you details about each benefit.

First, flossing can remove plaque from the small spaces of your smile. This is important because plaque is a dangerous substance that can create cavities and gum disease. So, to prevent these serious dental issues, you need to floss daily.

Second, flossing can give you pristine breath. This is the case because odorous food particles can sometimes get stuck between your chompers. When this happens, that food often releases an odor, which can result in odorous breath. If you floss, that food will be removed, which can result in fresher breath.

Third, flossing can help you avoid awkward moments. Oftentimes when food gets stuck in your teeth, it can create a food-filled smile. This can be embarrassing when you socialize with friends, family members, or even someone you have a crush on. However, if you floss after you eat, you can avoid these food-stuck-in-your-teeth moments.

If you have questions about flossing in Las Cruces, New Mexico, our dental team at Las Cruces Dental Associates is here to help you. All you need to do is dial 575.523.1479 and we will be more than happy to talk with you and give you the answers you seek. We look forward to hearing from you, and good luck on your flossing journey!