Don’t Skip Over Your Floss Routine

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You can enjoy a life that is healthier and more fulfilling than ever if you take the time to cultivate a healthy smile, and this requires daily oral care. If you have a habit of skipping your floss routine, we encourage you to reform your habits, as flossing plays a significant role in your oral health.

While brushing your teeth with a toothbrush is a foundation of your oral health, it is not sufficient to clean the tiny spaces between teeth or between the teeth and gums. By using a proper flossing tool, you can clean away the buildup of plaque that accumulates at the gum line and between the teeth. By taking time to clean these areas every day, you can avoid harmful gum inflammation that may increase your likelihood of gum disease, a dangerous gum infection that can cause additional oral health conditions such as tooth and bone loss and chronic bad breath.

Our team is happy to help you choose a flossing alternative if you struggle with the proper use of traditional dental floss. If waxed floss string doesn’t appeal to you, our dentist can help you determine if you would benefit more from a floss pick or water flosser. Water flossing is the use of a special tool to produce a jet of water that dislodges any accumulation of food or plaque from your smile. You can use different attachments with your water flosser in order to adjust the pressure and enjoy a comfortable flossing experience.

You are welcome to contact Trine Dental Group at 708-448-2588 today if you have questions about flossing in Orland Park, Illinois, and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Pavletic.