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Did you know flossing your smile at least once a day is vital for a strong oral health and a healthy smile? Well, it’s true, but do you know why? Flossing is extremely important; as you can see from the following, it can:

Remove plaque: Plaque is the dangerous substance that can create tooth decay and gum disease. It’s a white, sticky substance that is usually unnoticeable. Unfortunately, it can crawl between your teeth and live there. So, flossing is your only option for removing the plaque and saving your smile.

Promote good breath: There are times when food can get stuck in your smile. If this food is odorous, it can cause foul-smelling breath. However, if you have floss handy, you can clean those food particles away and promote a fresher and more pristine breath.

Provide a clean smile: Oftentimes, food particles get stuck in your smile after you eat a meal or snack. This can create an embarrassing food-filled smile. If you floss your teeth when you have food stuck between them, you can have a more attractive smile. In addition, flossing can also be extremely beneficial when you have braces because food particles frequently get stuck between brackets, wires, and bands.

As you can see, flossing once a day can help you in a myriad of ways. Please remember that flossing should be included in your oral hygiene routine that should also consist of brushing twice a day and rinsing once a day.

If you have any questions about flossing in San Francisco, California, please remember that you can always call Barry Kinney at 415-647-7077 and talk to one of our dentists, Dr. Barry Kinney, Dr. Coragene Savio, or Dr. Jocelyn Skelley, or a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and look forward to hearing from you!