Why is Flossing Important?

There are many people who do not like flossing. As a result, their smile suffers many painful and costly consequences. Flossing is a vital tool when it comes to fighting off gum disease and keeping your smile in healthy and happy shape. Here at Dental Group of Tysons in McLean, Virginia, our team of experts takes pride in helping others have positive oral health, which is why we are excited to talk to you about the importance of flossing.

Gum disease can happen to anyone, many of whom do not even know they have it. Gum disease can cause things like tooth loss and even bone loss. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, can also lead to gum disease or cause tooth loss when neglected. That is why it is always important to avoid these conditions if possible. Flossing holds the key when it comes to fighting both conditions. The reason is that floss removes plaque, bacteria, and food particles from your teeth, between your teeth, and deep along the gum line.

Your oral health is vital and has been found to be linked to other conditions such as heart disease and stroke. By keeping your smile healthy, you could reduce the risk of other conditions from harming your smile. That is why Dr. Nahlah encourages flossing to keep your smile healthy and strong.

If you want to know more about your oral health, or if you need a dental cleaning, please call us at 703-448-3312 today. Our team is dedicated to your oral health, and happy to help your smile stay healthy and bright.

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