At The Maryland Center for Complete Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Silverman, DDS works with each patient to help them achieve a healthy, functional smile. Dr. Silverman believes in providing patient education to help patients become more informed about their oral health. Part of that patient education is informing patients on the importance of flossing. Daily flossing can help protect your teeth and gums, and improve your overall oral health. Flossing takes just a few minutes but has drastic results on your over health over time. If you aren’t sure if you are using the correct flossing technique or need to schedule a preventive care visit, feel free to schedule an appointment online or call (410) 989-8491. Our Owings Mills dental office offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry service to help improve the look and health of your smile.
Benefits of Flossing
#1: Brushing alone can not effectively clean your teeth. Floss is designed to reach spots on your teeth that brushing can not reach. Flossing reached between the teeth to remove food particles and bacteria that accumulate throughout the day. If those food particles and bacteria are not removed, it can lead to the development of tooth decay and gum disease.
#2: Flossing helps protect your gums. Many patients don’t incorporate flossing into their oral hygiene routine which leads to gum disease. flossing helps remove plaque and debris near the gums line that can lead to bleeding gums. Swollen, inflamed or bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum disease, so it is important to visit Dr. Silverman so he can thoroughly examine your teeth and gums.
#3: Flossing improves your oral health. Flossing helps keep harmful bacteria out of your mouth that can lead to complex dental issues. It is important that you add flossing to your oral hygiene routine to reap the full benefits of flossing. There is a wide range of dental floss so that patients can choose the option that is right for them. Flossing is quick, easy, and beneficial when you incorporate into you oral hygiene routine.