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Did you know that there are a few things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? For example, you may know that it’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly–but did you know that inadequate or inefficient flossing could actually affect the health of your body?

For example, you’ve probably been told that you need to clean plaque off of your teeth. You also know that brushing can remove most plaque from your teeth. However, did you know that there are areas of your mouth that you shouldn’t try to clean with your brush? Fortunately, you can clean these areas, which include your gum line and the area between your teeth, with floss. If you don’t floss regularly or well, you could ultimately find yourself dealing with gum disease.

Sadly, your gums may inflame if your teeth aren’t cleaned well. Once this happens, your gums might separate from your teeth, which will let bacteria enter your bloodstream. From there it can spread throughout your body. Sadly, if this happens, you may be more likely to have gum disease, heart disease, dementia, and high blood pressure.

If you have more questions about dealing with gum disease or about flossing in Medford , Oregon, we invite you to contact Open Door Family Dentistry by calling us at 541-773-4073. Our dentist, Dr. Don Schiess, and the rest of our team will be happy to inspect your pearly whites and to offer you personalized advice. We look forward to hearing from you.