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Why Is Everyday Flossing So Important?

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When you visit the dentist’s office for a regular cleaning, Comprehensive Dentistry will usually ask about your home dental care habits. These questions will usually include “are you brushing your teeth twice a day?” and “do you floss daily?” We ask these questions because your at-home dental care is just as important as visiting the dentist. But why is it so important to floss daily? Keep reading to find out!

The Importance of Everyday Flossing

The foundation of lifelong dental health is brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Dental experts and The American Dental Association recommend flossing at least once a day. This simple habit is critical to dental health because brushing alone isn’t enough to protect your teeth. Flossing removes food particles and bacteria from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and prevents plaque buildup. Removing plaque buildup also prevents health risks like cavities, tooth decay and damage, and gum disease.

Everyday Flossing Methods

We know that flossing can be a tedious task. However, flossing is too important to your dental health to skip! Thankfully, there is more than one way to floss your teeth. Here are just a few examples of ways to floss at home:

Talk with Your Dentist

If you have questions or feel like you’re not flossing properly, ask us for help! During your next appointment, we can show you the proper flossing technique and provide valuable tips to make flossing easier. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!