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If you recently went into the dentist for a cleaning, you may have been advised to make flossing a more frequent part of your daily mouth cleaning regiment. This is more common than you think, nearly 80% of people who visit the dentist, will tell their dentist they don’t floss.

Of course you’ve heard time and time again just how important flossing is. Well, we will tell you again of just how important it is to floss daily. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, there are certain areas of your mouth your toothbrush isn’t able to reach. This is where flossing comes into play.

Flossing can help in the prevention of decay or cavities by removing the remaining particles of food or plaque found in your teeth. Flossing will also maintain the health and condition of your gums, preventing the risk of gingivitis between your teeth.

Did you also know that flossing helps in the prevention of bad breath?

If you are struggling to incorporate flossing into your daily routine, don’t worry! We have a few solutions for you to consider. First, floss picks and floss holders are an easy to use, quick method to clean your teeth. Second, place a note on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder.

When you provide the best care for your teeth, you are ensuring a healthy mouth for years to come. Plus, you make the trips to the dentist a less painful and more exciting. Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment by calling 510.783.1414.