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There are a number of reasons why countless dental professionals recommend flossing to patients each day.

You might be tired of hearing this whenever you go to the dentist, but it’s only because flossing is so beneficial for your teeth.

In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day (at a minimum), flossing each day is a key way to protect your teeth and set yourself up for strong oral health.

Why? Or a more important question is: how?

Firstly, regular flossing not only removes plaque, but also helps to remove plaque buildup along your teeth, which ultimately leads to tartar buildup and yellowing teeth.

Secondly, a daily flossing routine can also help your teeth look brighter in removing plaque and excess food particles from in between your teeth, or between your teeth and gums.

Floss can reach those areas that your toothbrush can’t!

Thirdly, flossing helps you fight gum disease. It’s a bit of a shocking statistic, but on average, one in eight adults nationwide has a form of gum disease. One of the best ways to prevent the early onset of gum disease is a regular oral routine, which includes flossing every day.

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, but is also the most treatable. How? You guessed it – flossing! Just by removing plaque from along your teeth, you can prevent the risks of getting gingivitis.

If you combine daily flossing with brushing twice a day and using a daily rinse, you will ensure your smile is healthy, bright and beautiful for the rest of your life!

Looking for more information about flossing? Check out this article from Oral B. If you have more questions about flossing, contact the NY Dental office today.

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