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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Floss  

Dr. Selena Marchan, your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, recommends daily flossing and regular dental appointments to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking great. Keep reading for all the reasons you need to floss and call to schedule your biannual teeth cleaning appointment today!

Prevent tooth decay

Daily brushing and flossing are important to prevent plaque and tartar from building up on the teeth. Flossing removes stuck food particles that brushing can't reach to reduce the buildup of tartar that can lead to tooth decay.

Prevent gum disease

When plaque and tartar build up on the gum line, the bacteria irritate the gums and they start to pull away from the teeth. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but daily flossing is how to keep your gums healthy enough to support your teeth.

Freshen breath

Daily flossing is good for keeping your breath fresh, too! Removing stuck food particles makes sure they don't linger around to affect your breath. Adding an antibacterial mouthwash to your routine can help keep your breath fresh even longer.

Keeps you healthy

Flossing isn't just a preventative measure for keeping your teeth healthy. By preventing bacteria from growing in your mouth, flossing is good for your overall health.

Less time and money spent at the dentist

When you floss daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, you're protecting the investment you've made in your smile. Keeping up a great oral hygiene routine at home and seeing your Jacksonville, FL, dentist for professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year saves on more involved and more expensive dental work in the future.

Your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Marchan, provides comprehensive dental care and encourages you to keep up a great oral hygiene routine that includes daily flossing. Keep flossing and contact us for an appointment at (904) 221-5678.