Oral hygiene is incomplete without dental flossing. Dental flossing is an action using a cord of thin filaments to remove food and dental plaque from between teeth.
Habitually, most of us are used to brushing teeth and usage of mouthwash. Flossing helps in cleaning on the areas that cannot be reached by the brush. Therefore, flossing by guiding the strings in between teeth and gently curves it around the teeth in outward motion, your optimum oral hygiene can be achieved.
Without dental flossing, we are neglecting the hygiene at least 1/3 of the surface of the teeth and its and ideal area for building up of food particles and bacteria. Further consequences, it causes dental disease such as gingivitis and dental caries due to forgoing the importance of flossing.
Difficulty in biting or chewing, talking or bad mouth breath are one of the symptoms of incorrect oral hygiene habits. All this probably due to particles of food stuck and dental plaque in secluded area in between teeth.
If there is gum bleeding during flossing, there is a few reasons why these keep happening:
Date of Input: 28/08/2019 | Updated: 28/08/2019 | nur_hazalina
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor Darul Ehsan.