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Many of us have heard that brushing and flossing your teeth will ensure dental health. However, too many people let flossing slide, and as a result, cavities come out to play.

The good news is it’s never too late to start your perfect oral care routine by bringing flossing back this season.

When first starting, flossing can cause many people’s gums to bleed or become tender. This is why many people give up and stop flossing. When they do so, their gums will remain sensitive and their risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay will increase. However, if you keep using floss, after a short while your gums will get stronger, healthier, and far less sensitive. You will see results in your own smile quickly as well as a reduction of cavities.

Combining floss with your tooth-brushing routine helps your teeth tremendously. Your floss will support your toothpaste. If you use one without the other, it’s like choosing to play football without the quarterback. Your toothpaste will clean the outside of your teeth well, but your floss will clean the hard-to-reach places in your mouth. By removing the plaque and particles in those hard-to-reach places, your teeth can stay clean and healthy—not just on the outside of your smile, but between your teeth as well.

Win the fight against plaque and cavities by calling and scheduling an appointment today. We are happy to deeply clean your teeth and answer any questions you have about flossing and brushing your teeth. Let us help give you a cleaner and brighter smile today!