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Dangers of Having a Bad Flossing Technique
Posted on 11/16/2020 by Aron Geelan, DMD
Flossing your teeth is highly recommended by dentists as it gets rid of food particles that get stuck between teeth. Flossing at least once a day is enough to keep your mouth free of any food detritus and bad breath. There is a right flossing technique that everyone needs to adopt but unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the right flossing technique which poses lots of danger to the teeth and the gums. Here are the dangers of having a Bad Flossing Technique. Bleeding Gums The point of flossing is to get rid of plaques from the teeth and you do not have to do it roughly to achieve this. Flossing roughly or exerting a lot of pressure easily injures the gum due to friction which results in bleeding. At this point, you will experience a lot of pain and the gum is very susceptible to infections from bacteria in the mouth. Weakened Teeth As much as flossing is important, it is recommended that you do it once in a while as there is the danger of making teeth weak, if you overdo... Read more...