You know that flossing your teeth is important. Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you of this every time you discuss preventive care. You see it in the dental hygiene aisle, you are well aware that your daily care should include flossing at least once, and you’re not against flossing. However, that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily thinking every single day about the many benefits you can expect from this product. As a result, patients often skip this step in their daily routine (which is not a good idea!). Allow us to remind you of floss’s advantages, so you can quickly begin to remember that our Moreno Valley, CA team suggests it for some very good reasons!
It Removes Food (Which Can Be Embarrassing!)
If you care how your smile looks on a daily basis, then you are probably a very good candidate for someone who should begin carrying floss with you (everywhere you go!). Remember that dental floss is often your best option for removing food from between your teeth. When floss fails, that’s when it’s time to see us (fortunately, floss usually works). This means you’re removing debris that can, of course, promote oral health problems. Floss is also saving you from that annoying feeling of having something lodged between two teeth and it’s giving you a very quick rescue from that moment when you have a very obvious piece of food, pepper, etc. between your teeth and you want to fix your appearance quick!
It Protects You From Between-Teeth Decay
Remember that when you floss, you’re removing plaque from between your teeth. You might think that you can do this with your toothbrush but you really can’t! Of course, you may be under the impression that the only place you can get cavities is in your chewing surfaces but you can actually get them anywhere on your teeth (including the tissue between them). Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you this is a good reason to keep flossing.
It Offers Immense Protection Against Gum Disease
Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that when you clean plaque from between teeth and beneath your gumline with flossing, you’re removing a substantial amount of bacteria that is the leading cause of gum disease! Keep it up.
See Us For Help With Improving Your Flossing
If you think your flossing could be better or you need help with motivation, tell your Moreno Valley dentist soon! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.