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Our dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, strongly encourages you to floss daily. As you floss, it’s important to use the proper tools that can effectively clean between your teeth and along the gums as well as avoid injuring your oral tissues. Do you ever wonder why you need to floss? If so, our dental team is happy to tell you why. The more you know, the better chance you have of making this task a top priority. Flossing can do many things for you and your smile. It can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because when you floss, you remove the cavity-causing bacteria from between the teeth and along the gumline regularly. Brushing cannot do this for you, and if you leave the bacteria alone, they can cause severe problems as time passes.

-Help you prevent gum disease: This is possible because flossing eliminates the dangerous plaque that resides between the teeth and along the gumline waiting to attack the smile. Plaque is the substance that creates gum disease. It’s very important to remove plaque from between your teeth and gums regularly.

-Help you have a more attractive smile: No one likes to have food stuck in the smile! Flossing can remove the food particles stuck between your teeth and give you a more attractive appearance. It can also help you have a fresher breath!

For more information and details about flossing in Middle River, Maryland, please contact Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to dial 410-687-1162. We look forward to hearing from you!