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Is Flossing of The Same Importance as Brushing?

Posted on 8/9/2021 by Office
Is Flossing of The Same Importance as Brushing?Taking care of your teeth is also taking care of your body. Bacteria housed in your mouth can travel to all parts of your body. For this reason, as well as to fight tooth decay, you want to keep your teeth clean. It is important to be proactive in caring for your mouth. Brushing and flossing are the best methods to keep your teeth clean and healthy as well as keep bacteria at bay.

Why Brushing and Flossing are Equally Important

Some patients view flossing as an extra chore. However, we encourage you to reframe how you see flossing. It is important to clean all surfaces of your teeth. You can clean most of these surfaces with a toothbrush. However, you can only clean certain surfaces of your teeth with floss. Since you can get cavities on any surface of your teeth, it is important to floss between your teeth to minimize tooth decay. Flossing also keeps your gums healthy and is preventative against periodontal disease. In addition, flossing will help your breath to smell better as you remove stinky bacteria lurking between your teeth. Start this habit early in life so that it becomes a seamless part or your daily oral hygiene routine.

We Want to Help You Have a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

We advise our patients to brush twice a day for two minutes per brushing session. Equally important, we teach our patients to floss their teeth once a day. Make an appointment today with our friendly office staff. At your next appointment, we can demonstrate the best methods for brushing and flossing. We hope to see you soon. We look forward to helping you floss with purpose if you have not adopted this important habit into your daily routine.

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