Remember To Floss!

The Importance of Flossing

Flossing is an essential part of a daily dental health routine. Food particles and plaque gather between the teeth and under the gumline. This buildup causes bacteria, bad breath, and tooth decay. Flossing removes the particles and plaque where a toothbrush has trouble reaching. Flossing every day has shown to decrease gingivitis.

Water Flossing vs. Traditional Flossing

Traditional flossing is using a dental floss thread to clean between the teeth physically. Water flossing rinses food particles from between your teeth with a powerful but gentle stream of water. Anyone who struggles to maneuver dental floss in the mouth may choose to use a water flossing machine. However, the tool is not as convenient to use as dental floss. It requires an outlet and water.

See Your Dentist

Flossing is an essential step in your daily dental health routine. It is important to visit the dentists at Carolina Smiles Dentistry if you are not flossing routinely. If you are just beginning to floss, your gums may become sore and bleed. Improper flossing can also cause bleeding gums. During your cleaning, the dentist can explain the benefits of flossing and demonstrate proper technique.

From the moment you walk into our office, you are greeted by our warm and friendly staff who’s priority is to provide top-quality dentistry services. We specialize in preventative care, as well as cosmetic and restorative services. No matter what your needs or concerns are, our expert dental care providers will make you feel at ease, offering the very best options suited for your individual oral health.

Schedule an appointment today at (919) 620-6700 so we can keep you smiling!

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4210 N. Roxboro St., Suite 100
Durham, NC 27704

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