||The Importance of Flossing
||It is imperative to floss your teeth at least once each day. If you do not floss your teeth you will almost certainly have bad breath. Tooth decay and Periodontal Disease (which can lead to tooth loss), are also more likely to occur if you do not floss.
Flossing is of such great importance as brushing will only remove plaque from the surface of your teeth. Plaque left between teeth can cause decay and gum disease.
We recommend the following flossing tips;
" floss each night after brushing your teeth
" use enough floss or tape to hold the ends comfortably in your hands
" wrap it around your index fingers and support it with your thumbs
" slide the floss between teeth gently
" Do not pull down into the gum or the gum may split
" Children should begin flossing as early as possible
Flossing is a vital component in good dental health and general well-being.
By taking just two minutes out of your daily schedule to floss before bed, you will be taking proactive steps toward a healthier, happier smile. Contact us today for more tips on improving your dental health.
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