Saint Louis Dentist Recommends Regular Flossing For Patients

Written by Dr. Grayem on Oct 21, 2014

Our Saint Louis dentist office wants to help you keep your smile as healthy as possible for the long term. When you take care of your oral health you will find that your smile both looks and feels great for years to come.

The things that you do to care for you smile at home are very important. Unfortunately, too many patients skip flossing every day, because they don’t really think that it is necessary. Well, we are here to tell you that flossing is just as important as brushing!

When you floss, you are able to:

· Clear plaque from between your teeth (this plaque can be really tough to reach with a toothbrush alone)

· Minimize plaque that has settled along your gum tissue

· Remove plaque that is adhered to your backmost teeth (this is also difficult to brush away)

If you fail to floss, the plaque in your smile doesn’t just hang around: it actually calcifies onto your smile. Once plaque has calcified, you can’t just brush or floss it away—you need a professional dental cleaning in order to get rid of it. What does this mean for you? This means that you have to keep up your flossing practice and make sure to not skip any days! Don’t give plaque an opportunity to take over your smile!

Flossing does not take long, and it is very comfortable, so do not hesitate to incorporate this important step into your daily routine. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your smile feels and looks!

Our friendly Saint Louis dentists can give you all of the information that you need about both home and in-office preventative dentistry treatments. You can call our friendly team, or use our website to ask a question, and we will get respond to you via e-mail or by phone. We look forward to speaking with you soon!