Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Staten Island Dental Care - Dr. Frederick Hecht

Flossing can ber a chore. It takes a little extra time, and can even be painful. But it’s essential to your dental health, which is why at Staten Island Dental Care we are constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss.

Flossing is vital, and for two essential reasons. Here they are:

1. Bad Breath

Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our appearance, and we are all aware of how that can impact our relationships.

When we meet new people, talk to others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is on our mind. We worry about how bad breath affects first impressions.

Flossing is a great way to help you prevent bad breath.

Flossing helps prevent plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.

2. Cavities

When bacteria is allowed to concentrate on your teeth, cavities can occur. Plaque buildup is a concentration of bacteria. When plaque is allowed to remain between your teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage your teeth. Cavities are damage to your teeth caused by bacteria.

Flossing gets between your teeth where your brush can’t get and gets rid of~> plaque buildup. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.

Flossing will help you keep plaque and bacteria from developing between your teeth.

At Staten Island Dental Care we recommend you floss every time you brush. Your dental health is our top priority. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today!

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Staten Island, New York


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