Why Flossing is Key

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Do you care about the state of your teeth? Then flossing between each tooth is key. To help you understand why, our team here at Pax Dental in Lexington Park, Maryland, is happy to talk to you about the importance of flossing every single day.

When you eat, food particles can easily become stuck in your teeth. Bacteria crawl into the crevices and use this food to create plaque buildup. Within a single day, this plaque can harden into what is called tartar, which only your dentist can remove. Plaque and tartar cause long-term dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.

If you have neglected to floss, you may have foul breath. You may also notice that your gums become easily irritated and bleed when you do floss. This is because they are not used to being cleaned and are not strong. When you do floss, it is important to be careful around the gumline but also to be thorough. If you have allowed tartar to form on your teeth, it’s important to attend your dental checkups with Dr. Hawkins so that we can remove it.

If you know it’s time for a dental checkup or have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us today at 301-863-8822 to set up an appointment. We’re here to serve you and your smile today!