If you are interested in maintaining a healthy smile, it is very important that you floss thoroughly every day, as this dental hygiene practice can access areas of your mouth that your toothbrush can’t reach sufficiently. However, many patients struggle with proper flossing habits for several reasons. Our dental team advocates for the importance of flossing and is happy to help you develop healthy habits.
Toothbrushes are very efficient teeth cleaning tools, but they can’t clean the tiny spaces between your teeth. Without taking time to floss, you could experience plaque buildup around the teeth and gum line, which can lead to gum inflammation and an increased risk of gum disease. When infection develops in the gums, it can result in several other serious dental health problems, such as chronic bad breath, tooth loss and weakened bone structure under the teeth.
If you struggle to clean your teeth with traditional dental floss, you can find helpful alternatives with the help of our dentist. For example, you may find that water flossing is an extremely useful tool to replace the need for wax floss. A water flossing tool produces a guided stream of water that flushes particles of plaque and residual food from between the teeth and along the gum line. Water flossing also offer several types of attachments so that you can adjust the water stream to your comfort. You can also consider using floss picks to keep your smile clean.
If you have questions about proper flossing in Campbell, California, please feel free to contact San Tomas Signature Smiles at 408-378-2890 today and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Ramin Moradi.