You might not have much faith in flossing. Perhaps you have heard (the incorrect information) that it’s not that important for your oral health. Maybe you’ve never been an avid flosser and you just cross your fingers, hoping that it doesn’t catch up with you. The truth is, you need to floss! It provides many more benefits than you might have considered, which is certainly something to learn more about.
What It Helps Prevent
Flossing helps your oral health in ways that you might not have realized. Did you know that first and foremost, it removes food from between your teeth, as well as plaque? Yep, you probably did. However, now let’s talk about what that means. It means that in addition to your brushing, you’re making this simple daily decision to prevent cavities from forming between your teeth. You’re also getting rid of hard-to-reach plaque, so that you don’t end up with gum disease, as well.
Why Prevention Is So Important
When you neglect to prevent even the simplest of problems, such as tooth decay, your oral health can suffer in extreme ways. You may think to yourself, “Big deal! I can get a filling for a cavity. Gingivitis isn’t a huge problem because it’s reversible.” These are true statements in most instances. However, they’re only true if you take care of such problems immediately. If not, they can progress quickly and cause you serious infection, pain, expenses, and even tooth loss. Preventing problems is so much easier to handle, requires very little effort, and will save you money as well as heartache.
Keep Your Flossing On Point With Our Help
Not sure if you’re flossing well, frequently enough, or with the right products? Ask for our help! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.