The Basics to Flossing

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Do you wish you could find a better way to floss your teeth? If so, Drs. Engelhardt, Beseda, and Nelson with Engelhardt & Associates in Fort Collins, Colorado, has exciting news for you! Flossing is essential to your oral health, and a key factor in keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. Luckily, there are many ways to floss, so you can keep this important step in your life.

Did you know, according to the American Dental Association, you should floss between your teeth at least once per day? Flossing between your teeth prevents tooth decay, clears bacteria and food particles from your mouth, and helps to prevent gum disease. Plaque can hide anywhere on your teeth, including between them or deep along the gum line. Plaque works to create cavities, which is why it is imperative to remove it daily.

There are many different kinds of dental floss you can use, especially if you are not a fan of the traditional floss. Depending on your own conditions and unique smile you can use any kind of flossing to help clean your teeth. If you struggle with threaded floss, try a water flosser to clean your teeth properly. The most important thing to keep in mind is flossing is just as important as brushing in order to keep your smile healthy and clean.

As you can see, flossing is a key step to having positive oral health. If you need help with your smile, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup with our dentists, please call 970-484-4890 today, so we can give you the assistance you are looking for.