YES! Flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque, perhaps more important than the toothbrush.
Dental floss removes plaque and debris that adhere to teeth and gums in between teeth where the toothbrush can't reach. It also polishes these surfaces, and can help control bad breath. Many people simply don't spend enough time flossing, and may have never been taught to floss properly Next time you come in for a visit, ask Helen or Lorri to show you the best technique. Dental floss also comes in many forms: waxed and unwaxed, flavored and unflavored, wide and regular. We can help determine what type is best for you. You may also prefer a prethreaded flosser or floss holder. These are handy for people with limited dexterity, for those who are just beginning, or for caretakers who are flossing someone else's teeth. Remember...An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So no more excuses. By flossing your teeth DAILY, you increase the chance of keeping your teeth a lifetime, and decrease your chance of having gum disease and tooth decay.
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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart
Recent research indicates that chronic gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with the development of heart (cardiovascular) disease.