The Benefits of Flossing

flossing teethIf you have been a patient of Dr. Sid Solomon’s for long you have likely heard all about the benefits of flossing your teeth. No matter how often you visit the dentist’s office for professional examinations and cleanings – the single best thing you can do to protect your smile from decay and damage is to properly care for your teeth at home.

For many patients, caring for their teeth at home may mean a quick brushing every morning and evening – maybe even using a mouthwash. However, flossing is perhaps the most important step toward protecting your teeth from decay and damage – and often it is the most ignored.

Flossing after each meal helps remove built up food debris that can become easily lodged between the teeth and other hard to reach areas such as along the gum line. By regularly flossing these areas you greatly reduce your chances of developing decay between your teeth. Flossing can also keep your breath smelling fresher and even keep you looking younger by maintaining the appearance of your teeth.

When not flossed regularly the enamel between your teeth can erode causing cavities, visible discoloration or damage to your teeth, as well as gum disease. Flossing your gums at least once a day can dramatically improve your chances of fighting off gum disease – a condition that can lead to great pain and costly dental bills.

Luckily in today’s market, flossing is easier than ever before. A number of companies have developed new and unique flossing products; including individual, disposable flossers that are perfect for use on the go.

If you would like help choosing the flossing product that is right for you or have additional questions regarding the importance of flossing your teeth contact Dr. Sid Solomon’s office for assistance today.

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