1. Terrible Breath
Food you eat plus plaque builts up on teeth contribute to a condition called halitosis, the cause of bad breath. No amount of brushing your teeth will help, the only answer is flossing to prevent this.
2. Risk of Gingivitis
Gum disease called gingivitis originates in the gums, flossing can play a big part in prevention of getting gingivitis. Gingivitis also leads to periodontitis, the gum retracting disease.
3. Cavity Risk
Tooth decay often starts between the teeth, where cleaning is usually neglected. Flossing in addition to brushing regularly will drastically reduce your cavity risk.
4. Dental Work Deterioration
Even when flossing regularly, some people often neglect flossing areas around crowns and implants. Just as much attention, if not more, should be given to these areas while flossing.
5. Gum Disease
Flossing completes the cleaning process of your gums after brushing. Without flossing, you have a much higher risk of bleeding of the gums, and/or gum disease.
6. Heart Disease
New studies have proven gum disease can even lead to heart disease. Removing plaque and tending to your teeth could help prevent this.
There are over 500 types of bacteria that thrive in your mouth. Many of these bacteria thrive especially well between your teeth, where only flossing can get to them and remove them.
8. A Brighter Smile
Flossing has been proven to reduce staining, and keep your teeth looking bright and clean, especially if you smoke or drink teeth staining beverages. Flossing should be in your daily routine of dental hygiene.