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We all have heard how important brushing and flossing your teeth are. This has not changed. Toothpaste and floss work together like a dental dream team in order to help maintain positive oral health.

It’s important to understand that proper oral health cannot be achieved without brushing and flossing. Many people let flossing slide, but the hard-to-reach places of your mouth need regular flossing to rid your gums of any food particles that could be harmful. If your teeth are left unchecked and not flossed, plaque can increase bacteria in your mouth that flows into your gums and causes gum disease.

Gum disease can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth and expose the underlying roots and bone. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss, gum tissue recession, and even bone loss. However, this can be easily avoided with the proper oral care.

That is why keeping up with both brushing and flossing is essential to keeping your smile clean and fresh. It’s always important to remember that flossing works hand in hand with your toothpaste and gives you the cleanest results possible.

If you have questions about your oral care, please contact your dentist. Your dentist can answer any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral health. So, call us today at 845-454-0790 and make an appointment. Let us help you keep your smile healthy.