Should you quit flossing? Third of five reasons why not to.
Flossing once a day can help reduce your risk of gum disease. The first stage of gum decay is Gingivitis.
One of the first signs of gingivitis is inflammation around your gums. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Gingivitis can lead to a more serious infection – periodontitis.
Periodontitis can cause your gums to recede. Your teeth then may lose bone support and loosen. If not treated, periodontitis can cause an inflammatory response throughout your body.