Why You Can’t Skip Flossing

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It’s hard to find the time to brush your teeth twice a day. Between running kids to school, getting off to work, and everything else that crops up in your daily routine, pushing your oral health routine on the back burner isn’t uncommon.

But you just can’t do that if you want to stay healthy – and not just orally healthy, but healthy overall. And a big part of that is flossing.

What’s the deal?

A lot of people don’t floss regularly. In fact, it’s estimated that as many six in ten American adults don’t floss on a regular basis. This is bad because flossing is integral to ensuring that your teeth, mouth, gums, and the rest of your body is as healthy as possible.

What does it do?

A big part of the reason why so many people don’t floss on a regular basis is due to a lack of understanding regarding what it does. Flossing cleans the areas of your teeth which can’t be reached with a brush. It removes plaque and other debris from between teeth and around your gum line, which eliminates the possibility of those items creating cavities.

Flossing is an integral part to a good oral health routine. Without it your oral health – and your overall health – will suffer. If you need any more information, please call us today at 301-637-6155.