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Do you understand why flossing is important to your teeth? Do you think if you brush alone that your teeth are safe? Brushing and flossing are two factors that work hand-in-hand to clean your smile. Without one step, you are only cleaning part of your teeth. That is why Drs. Hoang and Pham are here to talk to you about why flossing is important.

According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended to floss between your teeth at least once per day. Flossing is the best way to clean between your teeth and helps prevent cavities, clear bacteria and food particles and gum disease from your smile. Plaque can form anywhere on your teeth, including between them where you cannot see. Plaque works to generate cavities, which is why it is important to remove the plaque daily.

There are many different kinds of dental floss you can try to find the best one for you. Depending on your own oral health situation, you can use any kind of dental flossing tool to help clean your teeth. If you struggle with threaded floss, try a water flosser for a gentler approach. The important thing to remember is flossing should be done each day and is equal in importance to brushing in order to keep your smile healthy and clean.

For more information on flossing and your oral health or to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please call Las Positas Family Dental at 925.449.7900 today. If you are interested in a dental exam or cleaning in Livermore, California, feel free to make an appointment with a member of our team.