Regular flossing could save your teeth from extraction

Failing to floss your teeth

Cavity now reaches the extraction stage

If the tooth is left untreated the hidden cavities now become obvious and reach deeper layers of the tooth. As the decay further progresses the bacteria further eat away the tooth causing it to break down into smaller pieces and fragments. This is the stage where your tooth can no longer be saved even with a root canal and would need its removal (tooth extraction).

Flossing helps improve gum health

How does flossing save your teeth from extraction?

This simple act of flossing daily can help prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. Since you tend to get rid of the remaining 40% plaque between your teeth, you reduce the chances of developing hidden cavities.

The bottom line

Poor gum health and hidden cavities are the most common reasons why your tooth needs to undergo an extraction. Flossing between your teeth solves both these problems. It eliminates the chances and possibilities of your tooth getting extracted by removing the plaque and bacteria from the spaces between your teeth. Improved gum health and no cavities can save your teeth from complex dental treatments like extractions.

  • Flossing is one of the most important habits you can develop to maintain and improve your gum health.
  • Compromised gum health and hidden cavities are the most common reasons why your teeth need removal.
  • Flossing can prevent hidden cavities as well as improve gum health by removing plaque and bacteria from the interdental spaces between teeth.
  • Flossing thus helps prevent the need for tooth extraction in the future.

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