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Why Is Flossing Important?

FLOSSING

  Most of us brush twice a day but how many of  us remember to floss?

 

Why we should floss?

The American Dental Association recommends flossing your teeth at least once a day to remove the plaque that a toothbrush cannot reach.  It is important to remove the plaque between your teeth and from under your gums before it hardens into tarter. Tarter can only be removed by dental professionals and it can also lead to cavities and gum disease.

 

How to Floss

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When should we floss?

Anytime is a good time. Some prefer to floss in the morning and some prefer to floss at night.  And some might floss right after a meal. However if you are having a hard time remembering, a visual reminder is great.  Try keeping floss in your car or at work.  The most important thing is to remember to floss once a day.

 

When starting to floss

If you haven’t flossed your teeth in a while and your gums start to bleed, CONTINUE TO FLOSS.  That is right, continue flossing your teeth.  Bleeding indicates you have an infection and you need to floss more, not less. Flossing helps get rid of the bacteria that are causing your gums to bleed.

 

If you have questions about flossing or any other dental needs please contact us here.

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