Floss Advice

Every time you visit the dentist a routine check-up and clean, there's one question you're almost certain to hear: "Have you been flossing regularly?"  For a lot of patients, the answer isn't always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, but fewer people follow the recommendation to floss at least once a day.

Flossing is Vital

What many of these non-flossers don't realize is that this step plays an important role in dental health. Unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, floss is an interdental cleaner. It is designed specifically to clean the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and the gums. These are places that a toothbrush can't reach. And while antimicrobial mouthwash can kill the bacteria that form plaque, it can't remove the stubborn tartar and bits of food that can sometime lodge in these places.

Regular Flossing for a Healthy Mouth

It is recommended that proper dental care including regular flossing  can do more than keep your smile pretty and healthy. A healthy mouth can also help prevent much more serious diseases, and costly visits to the dentist. Another risk of not flossing is that cavities are more likely to form between your teeth. The same dental plaque that causes gingivitis can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria that will destroy the enamel between your teeth, consequently forming a cavity. At Dento Mak here in Epping when sell flossing treatments over the counter and can also assist in showing you how to floss please also view video below.

 

At Dento Mak we care about you and your teeth and gums If you are concerned and feel you want advice on these important issues call our professional team today our qualified dentists here at Dento mak Epping will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine the appropriate treatment course for you.

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