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Why Should You Floss?

Flossing seems like such a small thing, but it can really make a big difference in the quality of your oral health. What kind of difference? The biggest is that it can help you keep your smile free of cavities or gum disease. Both can happen when bacteria or food have a chance to build up around the teeth and the gum line. Brushing is your first line of defense, but as a second line, flossing can’t be underestimated. What’s more, flossing is faster than brushing. In just a few brief seconds, you can give your smile an extra edge over the most common oral health issues. Brushing and flossing not only keep you smile healthy and beautiful but also helps to keep your breath fresh as well.

Another benefit of flossing is that a clean, beautiful smile will help you look younger and more confident. It can also help you save money! When you don’t have to spend money on general or restorative care, you can put that money toward other things, like new clothes, a family vacation, or hobbies.

If you’re not sure how to floss effectively, Dr. Schlossberg and Dr. Klotz would be happy to show you during your next regular appointment. Our Bethesda dental team recommends that all patients floss at least once a day, with regular checkups coming every six months.

Flossing may seem like a small thing, but it’s more important than you might think. Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today to reserve an appointment with us. We’re happy to talk to patients from Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Baltimore, and beyond about the benefits of flossing.