One of the most common issues we come upon when evaluating patients for surgery is poor oral hygiene. Tooth decay and problems with dentition are often over looked as proper care is not taken when cleaning. Ideally we should be brushing our teeth after every meal. Shortening the periods of time when there are food particles just sitting in our mouth. But another important technique that helps prolong life and prevent gum disease is flossing.
Flossing is not as tedious as it may seem and should be done at least once a day. Bleeding gums or pain while flossing can deter people from continuing but flossing can help improve both of these. Regular flossing helps prevent build up of plaque and help guard against gum disease. Even though brushing gets out a lot of food remnants it is not able to do so from hard to reach places. Flossing between all your teeth can get out even the most stubborn of food particles. Just remember that the food you aren’t able to get out from between your teeth will stay there inevitably causing decay, bad breath and cavities.
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