Smile, you never know who is watching!

How to get that beautiful smile?

The most important physical element of a smile is your teeth. A lot of patients come to me and say I brush my teeth twice a day still I get decayed teeth. Everyone understands that you should take care of your teeth to avoid toothaches, decayed teeth, bleeding gums and of course paying your bills for the (so-called costly) dental treatment. Is tooth brushing enough for the same or there is more you need to do to maintain your oral hygiene? Tooth brushing comes in our daily routine then why not dental flossing?

Cavity formation can only take place when a tooth's surface is covered with dental plaque. A toothbrush can’t reach some areas (point of contact between teeth) and thus gives chance for micro-organisms to grow and cause dental caries. A dental floss is a cord of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from between the teeth in areas a toothbrush is inaccessible. Regular flossing may also reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line. There are a lot of varieties of interdental aids available in the market- dental floss being one of them which is comparatively easy to use and economical as well. 

Flossing should be done in all areas of contact. It's best to floss before brushing your teeth. The reason being flossing before brushing exposes the areas that can benefit from the fluoride of the toothpaste which over time can improve your oral hygiene. 

Don’t make cavities part of your future. Brushing and flossing are the keys to a healthy smile.