Why on earth it's very important? And, why the dentist always remind their patient to do it regularly? Check-up, cleaning, brushing, flossing and etc. Heck, one of the countless reason why you need to listen to your dentist is that...going to a dentist once you know that your teeth need a whole repair would cost you to swipe your credit card or might make your paycheck disappeared in just one go. Yeah, people- it's bloody expensive. Especially in Canada, dentists will gain a lot of income by just for one patient. Imagine if you have a hole that needs to fill, it cost you a hundred plus bucks or more. Depends on the area and the result of the x-ray.
"Recently, I went to a dentist to have my whole teeth examined and oh-my-holy-teeth, the cost made my teeth broken into pieces. Okay, no kidding but what I mean was, it made my wallet lost its value. The fault was mine though, I never thought that flossing is very important."
How to maintain healthy teeth and gums:
- Brush your teeth. Everyday. Three times a day to eliminate the tiny food in between your teeth. If you have the guts to tell it to the young kids, then you also have the power to do it. There's no harm in it. In fact, it is very beneficial. Don't be lazy. Teeth is very much important in order to maintain a very healthy lifestyle.
- Floss. Floss after you brush. There are residue in between your teeth that cannot be remove by just brushing. It needs a floss to get those. Once it stays there for such a long time, it is the cause of the weakening of the walls of your teeth. And, it develops into cavity which cause toothache and other problems.
- Use Mouthwash. Don't use mouthwash only when you go out for a date. Use it regularly after brushing and flossing. It helps to eliminate tartar, plaque and other problems. It also freshen your breath.
Guess what? It seems that one should suffer first from any tooth problems before one realized the importance of it.