Oral Hygiene: Why Should I Floss?

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It’s very important to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? If so, our doctor, Dr. Robert H. Watson, is more than happy to tell you why. The more you know, the better chance you have of making flossing a top priority, which is exactly what it should be. Flossing can help you and your smile in many ways. In fact, flossing can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because flossing removes the food particles, plaque, bacteria and other harmful substances that cause cavities from between the teeth. Your toothbrush cannot effectively do this for you, so it’s important to floss daily.

-Help you prevent gum disease: This is possible because it removes plaque from between the teeth and along the gums. Plaque is a very dangerous substance that promotes the disease. If it’s not removed daily, it can become quite dangerous.

-Help you have a more attractive smile: No one likes to have food stuck between their smile! This can make socializing a bit awkward. Flossing can remove food particles that are stuck between your teeth and give you a more attractive smile.

Call Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA today at 704-523-7221 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy and excited to tell you all about flossing in Charlotte, North Carolina, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!