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Blog - Flossing

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The Reasons We Smile With Dr. Kvitko Presents "To floss or not to floss, that is the question"Episode 455

The Reasons We Smile With Dr. Kvitko Presents "To floss or not to floss, that is the question" Dr. Kvitko clears the air about flossing-Episode 455 #thereasonswesmile 

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How Often Should You Seek Teeth Cleaning Services?

A perfect smile is something most adults strive to attain. You’ve been told to brush and floss three times a day, and while that is extremely important to do, it is also important to follow up with a professional teeth cleaning by your dentist every once in a while; but how often is “every once in a while?”

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Flossing Is Important to Oral Health

Having a good oral hygiene routine is critical to successfully taking care of your teeth and gums. However many people overlook the importance of flossing as part of this routine. Although brushing your teeth at least twice per day is easy for almost everyone to remember and actually do, while flossing is often forgotten or simply ignored. Flossing can greatly impact your oral health, particularly because typical toothbrushes can only do so much. Below are some reasons why flossing is essential:

Flossing Removes Plaque and Food from Between Your Teeth

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Helping Your Teeth When They Hurt

Your teeth go through a lot of abuse every day. You expose them to acids in soda, coffee, and tea. You eat hard foods like crackers and pretzels. You grind and tear them with steaks and pork chops. Basically, the list could go on and on. That is why brushing twice a day is important. The best way is to brush is in the morning and before bed. This will help keep them strong and will also prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and root exposure. It also helps prevent pain from gingivitis and plaque, as well as tartar if you smoke. These inhibitors lead to tooth decay and the reduction of the protective layer on your teeth—all are issues that lead to pain and tooth problems.


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5 Common Practices That Result In Plaque Buildup

Plaque is a sticky and soft coating that builds up on and around your teeth, and it consists of millions of bacterium. 

What Causes Plaque?

Here are the 5 common practices that will cause plaque: 

Plaque bad habit # 1: Neglecting nature’s toothbrushes

Long before fluoride toothpaste and toothbrushes existed, there were certain foods that played an important role in keeping plaque from building up on our teeth. These include plenty of crunchy fruits or vegetables. For instance, you eating carrots, cucumbers, apples, and many other raw vegetables and fruits that are teeth-friendly will help prevent plaque buildup. 

Plaque bad habit # 2: Not brushing regularly

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