Dentists on What Happens If You Don't Floss Your Teeth Nightly
Plaque may be removed from in between your teeth with the aid of everyday flossing.
Flossing fights bad breath many ways. First, it removes food and germs between teeth. Second, it inhibits plaque, a major source of foul breath.
Failing to floss nightly can harden plaque and induce gingivitis (gum disease). Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis.
Plaque and gum disease cause tooth sensitivity. Shawn Van de Vyver, DDS, a Shelby dentist, advises against not flossing at night.
If you've ever puzzled why you saw blood in your sink after spitting out toothpaste, consider this: Plaque may be caused by not flossing.