Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Flossing- the Triumphant Underdog
Everyone has heard that you should floss your teeth at least twice a day, but do you really know why? Flossing has key dental health benefits including cavity and plaque prevention, but it also has an impact on your overall health. Flossing regularly is closely linked with preventing heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disease conditions. The reason for this connection is the plaque build-up in the mouth causes problems in the bloodstream, which may cause inflammation in the arteries, which then increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flossing is one of the key areas of oral health that can be easily overlooked. Brushing and using mouth wash alone will not get the job done. So if you’re thinking about skipping flossing today, think twice. The extra couple of minutes it takes to floss can be a key to your overall health! Key benefits of flossing include:Getting rid of plaque Preventing Gum Disease Preventing Cavities Preventing Cardiovascular disease Better smelling breath Whiter Teeth If you have questions about your oral health, please contact our Downtown Austin Dental Office or Lakeway Dental Office. Dr Tejas Patel is a Dentist in Austin. He has been practicing Dentistry for the past 10 years.