“Do you floss regularly?” Every time we visit our dentist, we are frequently asked this question. What is the importance of this seemingly simple process of oral hygiene? Yes, it is very. Despite its seemingly futile and unnecessary nature, flossing is essential to maintaining good oral health, as it removes plaque left behind after brushing your teeth, which, if not removed in time, becomes tartar or calculus. Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque.
How does flossing work? If you don’t floss, you aren’t cleaning one-third of your tooth surface. Through threads, it removes food particles and plaque from between the teeth that cannot be reached by a toothbrush.
If you wish to maintain your teeth’s health for as long as possible, consider having your Eugene dentist help you improve your flossing techniques.
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It is common for people to floss 2-3 times a day, but they do so quickly, thus missing out on a lot of bacteria and debris. When flossing, you should do it slowly and once a day to ensure that your entire mouth is clean.
The importance of flossing increases when you have braces, as food and bacteria can get lodged between the arch wires and cause permanent damage to your teeth. It is important to use waxed floss products since unwaxed products can get stuck in your braces. Be careful not to damage your braces when flossing.
Get in touch with us if you’re looking for the best dental office in Eugene, OR. Quest Dental offers professional cleanings and dental advice as part of its dental services.