Do you floss your teeth once a day? When you don’t floss at least once a day, you’re putting your dental health at risk. Even if you’re the best tooth brusher in all of South Florida, without flossing, you’re putting yourself at risk of gingivitis and eventually the loss of your teeth.
While flossing seems self-explanatory, it’s important to understand the role that flossing plays in your overall dental health. According to the American Dental Association flossing daily removes plaque from the areas between your teeth where is a toothbrush is unable to reach. This plaque needs to be removed because of its ability to harden into calculus or tartar. Once this plaque hardens, it needs to be removed by professional oral therapies in order to prevent gum disease, bone loss, and cavities.
If you don’t floss everyday, it’s not too late! It’s always a great time to start caring for your teeth the proper way. Should you have any questions about how you can impact your dental health at home in between professional cleanings with Dr. Thomas, be sure to contact our friendly staff!