Flossing is one of the most commonly overlooked steps in everyday dental hygiene. While many people diligently brush their teeth 2-3 times a day, flossing often becomes an afterthought – something that is only done once in awhile. Unfortunately, failing to floss every day can have serious consequences for your dental health. Our experienced Omaha dentists can help you establish better flossing habits as part of a healthy oral hygiene routine.
A toothbrush cannot remove all of the food debris and bacteria that become lodged between your teeth every day. If this debris is allowed to build up over time, it will eventually create plaque, contributing to periodontal disease and tooth decay. Flossing on a daily basis disturbs the bacteria between your teeth, helping prevent the formation of plaque and the consequences that come with it.
Flossing is not only important for your dental health – it can also help prevent bad breath. Rinsing with a mouthwash alone will not keep bad breath away for long. Eventually, the build-up between your teeth will cause an odor that can only be fought with flossing. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash when you’re done is the best possible way to keep your smile healthy and fresh on a daily basis.
If you have further questions about dental hygiene, please contact The Dentists at Hillsborough, Ralston Square, and Village Pointe to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout Omaha, Nebraska.