Chances are, the last time you visited the dentist and the hygienist asked you when the last time you flossed was, you probably lied. What you don’t realize is that by flossing your teeth daily, you increase the chance of keeping them for a lifetime and decrease the chance of getting gum disease. Dr. Dennis Morehart wants you to keep your natural teeth as long as possible, which is why you should know the reasons to floss.
Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Proper dental care – including regular flossing – can do more than keep your smile attractive. It leaves your mouth healthier and a healthy mouth can help prevent much more serious diseases, some of which can be life threatening.
If you need assistance with your oral hygiene routine, please give us a call. To learn more about services provided at the practice, visit www.eniddentalcare.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Morehart, DDS, in Enid, OK, call 580-237-2213.