A Floss a Day Can Keep Cavities Away

Have you heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Did you know, apples can act as natural flossers, and can help keep your mouth clean? Well, it’s true! If you floss each day properly with dental floss or water flossers after brushing, you can keep cavities at bay and help ward off gum disease. To learn more, our team here at Comprehensive Dental Health in New Haven, CT, is happy to give you some basic information on the importance of flossing.

Flossing is an important step that should be done at least once each day, most often at night so food particles and plaque don’t linger in your smile as you sleep. Flossing is an imperative factor in fighting gum disease and can also reduce cavities. What many people do not apprehend is that flossing is a vigorous factor when it comes to truly taking care of your teeth and gums.

Flossing removes icky plaque from your smile, which is important because plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria that promotes gum disease. If plaque is not corrected, then it can harden into tartar which is the key support to gum disease. Tartar is hard and it sticks to your teeth, which is why only your dentist can remove it from your smile.

As you can see, flossing is a key factor when it comes to the care and treatment of your smile. If you still have questions and concerns or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call our office today at 203-624-5515 to set up an appointment with Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini. Our friendly staff is always glad to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.