Reasons to Floss

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Did you know, flossing is important to your oral health? Well, it’s true! Many people might have heard the importance of flossing, but do you understand why your dentist tells you to do so? Here at The Dental Studio in Sandy, Utah, our team of experts are happy to give you all the reasons you need to ensure you floss each day.

To begin, flossing should happen after you brush every night. Flossing is the only way to clean deep between your teeth, removing nasty food particles, bacteria, and plaque buildup from the places your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is also an effective step when it comes to fighting gum disease and bad breath.

People who don’t floss often find themselves with bad breath or more cavities than those who do. If you try to floss and your gums start bleeding, try a waxed floss or water flosser. In time, your gums will become less sensitive because the bacteria causing the sensitive gums is being washed away, so the bleeding or tenderness should disappear in time.

If you think you have questions or concerns about your oral health, or feel it is time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 801-278-4787 to set up an appointment. Your oral health care is imperative to us, and Dr. David S. Peterson with the entire staff is always happy to help your smile in any way we can.