Flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth in excellent health. Brushing alone is not enough to fight off cavities and prevent tooth decay. The bristles on your toothbrush cannot reach between your teeth. That is why flossing is there to keep plaque from forming between your teeth and help you in the fight against gum disease.
Many people do not like to floss because of the bleeding it can cause around the gum line. However, if you continue to floss, the bleeding will stop and you will have a cleaner and healthier smile. There are other options you can use for your flossing needs.
Waxed floss offers a way to help the floss slide between your teeth easier. This might be an excellent option if you struggle with getting floss between your teeth. Unwaxed floss is also is an excellent option for people who may not struggle as much getting floss between their teeth. Either form of floss will help you keep your smile clean and fresh.
If you have any questions about flossing your teeth, or how to keep your smile clean and beautiful, please call our office at 541-773-4073. We are here to address any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care.