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Many people ignore the importance of flossing and the fact that it is an essential part of cleaning your teeth. However, if you live your life without flossing regularly, you are causing more damage to your oral health than you can possibly imagine.

Removing particles between your teeth is important to your oral health. Flossing also removes plaque and tarter that live in the hard-to-reach places in your mouth. Because flossing removes plaque from your teeth and smile, your chances of developing gum disease is increased dramatically if you do not take the time to floss.

With the huge support flossing gives your oral health, it’s surprising more people do not floss. One of the most common reasons people avoid flossing is because of the soreness they experience or because of their bleeding gums. It is important to remember that if you make flossing a regular habit, the bleeding or soreness goes away because your teeth and gums become stronger and healthier. If you have sore and bleeding gums when you floss, that is a sign that you need to floss more.

If you have any questions, please be sure to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can answer any questions you have. So, call us today at 818-886-6100 and let us help you achieve a cleaner smile.