Is Flossing an Integral Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine?

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If you are determined to have a healthy smile, then you already know how important brushing your teeth is to make that happen. Brushing at least twice a day, for two minutes each time, is imperative for a clean, beautiful smile. But brushing your teeth only goes so far, mainly because a toothbrush can’t clean in those hard to reach places in between the teeth and the gumline. That is where flossing can make all the difference.

Today, our Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC team in Stanley, Wisconsin, is pleased to talk a little bit about how flossing can help your smile. You see, food particles can become wedged between your teeth and create plaque buildup which leads to cavities. Indeed, bacteria and plaque buildup, which hardens into tartar if it is not removed daily, is a cavity creation magnet. And if your cavities go undetected and untreated, you could end up with tooth loss, gum disease, and ultimately, even bone loss.

Because tartar can only be removed by your dentist, Dr. James Gunelson, your six-month dental checkups are vital for your oral health. Between brushing and flossing daily, you will be actively working to prevent gum disease and it’s painful, and costly outcome. 

We invite you to call our friendly team at 715-644-3601 if you have any questions about your oral care or if you would like to schedule your next checkup. We look forward to helping you maintain your healthy, beautiful smile.