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By Vibrant Smiles Dental
February 03, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Flossing  

Discover why this one simple oral care ritual could mean the difference between a healthy smile and a cavity.

It can often feel like such a chore—flossing. In fact, it was found that about twenty-seven percent of people lie to their dentists about how often they floss. Not only this, but about one-third of Americans also said they would rather do an unpleasant activity than floss every Gum Diseaseday. That’s not good! From the office of your Waldorf dentist Dr. Michael Owens, find out why flossing should be a vital component of anyone’s oral care routine.

Want a Whiter Smile?

If you want to maintain a brighter, stain-free smile then you’ll want to consider flossing each day. Why? Because stains stick to both plaque and tartar buildup, which can leave your smile looking dull and yellow. By flossing regularly, you can prevent plaque from building up on your teeth and thereby prevent the prevalence of dental stains.

Want to Protect Against Cavities?

Cavities don’t just lurk on the front surface of your teeth, they can also hide in the crevices between teeth. In fact, this is one of the most common areas to find cavities. And who wants to deal with having to have a cavity filled by their general dentist Dr. Owens in Waldorf? No one! Instead, protect your beautiful smile from dental caries by flossing once a day.

Want to Prevent Gum Disease?

It’s a commonly known fact that if plaque is left on teeth too long it turns into tartar, which your toothbrush won’t be able to remove (only we have the tools for that). This is why those six-month visits are so important. If tartar remains on your teeth for too long it can cause gingivitis to develop (the earliest and only reversible form of gum disease). If gingivitis progresses it will turn into periodontal disease, which can lead to gum, tooth and jawbone loss.

Need to schedule your next six-month cleaning? Have questions about your oral health? Then turn to Vibrant Smiles Dental in Waldorf, MD for all of your dental care needs.