Flossing your teeth keeps your teeth and gums in healthy, clean condition. In fact, flossing each day can help fight plaque and lower your risk for gum disease. Maintaining flossing as part of your daily routine can help your smile and teeth throughout your lifetime.
Our dentists, Dr. Susan J. Cleereman and Dr. Suela Veizaj with Wyandotte Family Dental in Wyandotte, Michigan, are here to share information with you on flossing.
Here are some flossing tips and necessary intel on the importance of flossing:
- If you regularly bleed when flossing your gums, you may have an infection in your gums known as gum disease. To make sure, visit your dentist for an examination.
- To help supplement you’re brushing routines every day, floss between your teeth to reach areas your brush cannot.
- Visit your dentist every six months to have your teeth examined and thoroughly cleaned.
- Never use the same piece of floss over and over, as doing so can cause recontamination.
- Are you using shred resistant floss? If you are not, switch over to it now.
- Use gentle strokes to clean between your teeth. Never press too hard and never go too fast.
As you can see, flossing is important to your life and we encourage you to floss daily. If you have questions about your oral health, or if you would like to schedule your semi-annual dental checkup, then please call 734-282-2019 to make an appointment. Let us help your smile stay healthy.