Flossing can be a bit of a chore. It takes time to do it right, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. It’s no wonder our team at Robert Matlach Dental in Huntington NY is constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss!
Flossing is vital to your dental health. You’ll never hear one of us say ‘don’t worry about the flossing.’ We prioritize it for two critical reasons.
- Bad Breath: Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath. Though it’s an odor, not a physical feature, it’s still part of our appearance. We are all aware of how bad breath can influence our relationships. It makes sense, then, that bad breath is something we would prioritize at our practice. Flossing is a great way to help prevent this, as it helps avoid plaque buildup between your teeth and flushes out pockets of bacteria.
- Cavities: When bacteria is allowed to build up on your teeth, tooth decay can occur. Bacteria concentrates into plaque, which remains between your teeth and gives the bacteria a chance to destroy enamel and damage teeth. With floss, you can reach the places your brush can’t touch, and clean away plaque buildup.
At Robert Matlach Dental in Huntington NY, we recommend flossing every time you brush your teeth. Our services include complete general and cosmetic dentistry. People from North Bay, East Smithtown, and South Melville also come to us for restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!
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