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Posts for: January, 2015

By Dr. Ronald L. Morse
January 09, 2015
Category: Dental Health
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Smile ImageWhen it comes to getting ready for bed do you remember to take some time out to floss your teeth? If so, your Lakewood, CO dentist is certainly glad to hear it; however, many people don’t floss as much as they should and they certainly don’t floss regularly. Despite this, flossing offers a variety of benefits to your health that make it worthwhile. Therefore, the next time you head to the bathroom to brush your teeth remember to pull out the floss, as well.

Flossing prevents gum disease:

Whenever you floss you remove plaque and buildup from between your teeth that brushing might have missed. If the plaque isn’t removed it can harden and turn into tartar. This in turn will cause gingivitis and eventually gum disease if it’s not properly treated. Therefore, to keep gum disease from happening to you, you need to floss daily.

Flossing could save you money:

It might seem a little far-fetched, but preventive dental care is nothing to scoff at. How you care for your teeth at home coupled with regular dental visits can go a long way to preventing cavities, gum disease and other problems that cost extra expense and time. Therefore, the next time you floss you could be saving money on your next dental visit.

Flossing could help you live longer:

Gum disease affects up to half of the American population and there is a connection between gum disease and other chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of the death in the United States. So think twice before you decide to skip flossing. Just taking a few minutes out of your day to floss could just save your life.

Flossing each day will certainly go a long way to giving you a clean smile; however, this doesn’t mean that you no longer need regular dental visits. No matter how well you care for your teeth at home you still need to see your Lakewood, CO dentist every six months for dental cleanings. Call us today if it’s time to schedule your biannual visit.