The Truth About Flossing

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Do you like to avoid flossing? If so, you are putting your gums, teeth, and smile at serious risk. Flossing is important for many reasons, and to help you understand them, our team here at Sedona Dental Arts in Sedona, Arizona, is happy to give you this insight on the truth about flossing.

Cavities can happen anywhere you have tooth enamel. That means along with your gum line, between your teeth, and even the outside top and sides of your teeth are at risk for cavities. Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush twice each day will help the sides and top of your teeth, which leaves the teeth and deep along the gum line still exposed.

Flossing works to keep your teeth risk-free from cavities in those hard-to-reach places. There are diverse types of floss to help slide between your teeth and gently clean along the gum line to help your teeth stay healthy. Flossing each night before bed will significantly reduce these risks of cavities and keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

If you feel it’s time for a dental cleaning, or wish to know more about your oral health, please call us today at 928-282-1514 to set up an appointment with Dr. Austin Babcock today. Our talented and professional team is happy to assist you and address any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care.