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If you’re not sure why you should floss daily, then our dentist, Dr. Matthew Warlick, would like to help you become more sure. Flossing is very important, so the more sure you are, the better! There are many reasons why you should floss your teeth daily. Flossing can help you, your teeth and your gums in more ways than you might realize. To help you understand, our dentist is happy to list the things flossing can do for you. Flossing can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because flossing removes the bacteria that hide between the teeth and threaten to create tooth decay. It’s important to remove the bacteria regularly otherwise you can suffer cavities in MULTIPLE teeth! Although brushing can deeply clean the teeth and gums, it cannot effectively clean between the teeth and along the gumline like flossing can.

-Help you prevent gum disease: This is possible because it removes plaque from between the teeth and along the gums. Plaque is a very dangerous substance that promotes the disease. If it’s not removed daily, it can become quite dangerous.

-Help you have a more attractive smile: No one likes to have food stuck in the smile! Flossing can remove the food particles stuck between your teeth and give you a more attractive appearance. It can also help you have a fresher breath!

To learn more about flossing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, please contact Contemporary Dental Arts and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please call 918-459-9090 now! We look forward to your phone call.