The Importance of Flossing

Woman Flossing

Even if you brush your teeth regularly twice a day, it is still essential for your overall oral health to floss as well. Flossing your teeth helps to prevent disease, improves gum health, and can more easily target hard-to-reach trouble spots that your toothbrush can’t reach.

Flossing regularly decreases your chance of gingivitis – the first stage of early gum disease. In fact, flossing helps to prevent other diseases like diabetes, respiratory-related illnesses and even heart disease. That’s why a flossing regime is important to not only your oral health, but your entire body.

Flossing, in addition to brushing and regularly professional cleanings, has been shown to disrupt and remove plaque from the teeth entirely according to the U.S. Department of Health. Not to mention, it has also been known to prevent cavities, reduce bad breath and periodontal (gum) disease.

If you’re looking to improve your oral health and brighten your smile, call us at (585) 342-1323. From cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and anywhere in-between, the dental experts at Buhite & Buhite, DDS offer any service you would need to optimize your oral health.

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