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If you’ve ever visited a dentist, you know that there are a few steps you should take to keep your teeth strong and healthy. For instance, you may know that you should brush and floss daily? While this is true, had you heard that failing to floss could actually lead to several major problems?

If plaque remains on your teeth, it could harden into tartar after about 24 hours. Unlike plaque, you can’t safely remove tartar from your teeth by yourself. Sadly, tartar and plaque can also let bad bacteria form beneath your gumline much more easily. This could ultimately lead to gum disease, which can cause other severe dental issues such as premature tooth loss, bad breath, and even shifting teeth.

If you are suffering from gum disease, your gums may eventually peel away from your pearly whites, exposing your roots. This can cause extreme pain and sensitivity. If this happens, the germs and bacteria inside your mouth will have easy access to your bloodstream. This allows these germs and bacteria to travel throughout your body, which might lead to several serious problems, such as heart disease and lung disease. Studies have also found a connection between gum disease and dementia.

To learn more about the benefits of flossing in West Jordan, Utah, please don’t hesitate to give Frandsen Dental a call at 801-890-0030. Our dentist, Dr. Brian Frandsen, and our team will gladly inspect your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon.