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Why is Flossing Necessary?


Posted on 6/23/2014 by Alan Snodgrass
Why is Flossing Necessary?It might surprise you to learn that even people who regularly brush their teeth twice a day neglect the need to floss. Just because you don't have food stuck in your teeth or you brushed well doesn't mean you shouldn't floss; you need to know that it is an important part of your daily routine.

Reasons you Need to Floss


Here is what an extra few minutes of oral hygiene can do for you:

•  Reduce plaque between your teeth
•  Decrease the risk of cavities between your teeth
•  Lower your risk of gum disease
•  Help you retain your natural teeth into your senior years

Flossing the Right Way


Flossing is very simple and will only add a few extra minutes to your oral hygiene routine. Gently position the floss between your teeth and wrap it around the tooth like a C-shape, work it up and down, taking care to get the entire tooth from top to bottom. It is important to pay careful attention to the teeth that are the furthest back in your mouth, as that is where food and particles tend to hide, which could potentially lead to cavities and gum disease.
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