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If you ever feel tired of flossing, it’s important to avoid giving up on the task. Although it might seem annoying, flossing between your teeth at least once a day is vital for a strong and successful oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Brian P. Wisniewski, strongly encourages you to keep up on flossing because it can:

-Remove plaque, and plaque acts quickly. Plaque is the white substance that clings to the front surfaces and cracks between the teeth. If it’s’ not removed regularly, it can create cavities and it can harden into tartar, which is a very toxic and dangerous substance. Your smile needs you to remove plaque before it can harm the teeth and gums.

-Help your gums stop bleeding. Now, we know your gums tend to bleed when you floss, but that’s only because they’re not used to the flossing and they send blood to the area to fight the infection. So, if you clean the gums regularly by flossing, there won’t be bacteria there threatening the gums and the gums will become familiar with the floss. This will help stop the bleeding.

-Help you have a healthy body. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous disease that develops when plaque and tartar are not removed from the teeth and gumline regularly (with flossing). This disease can affect more than just your mouth. In fact, it has been found to have a relationship with major health issues like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. So, the more you floss, the better chance you have of preventing this disease and the healthier your body will be.

To learn more about flossing in Chelsea, Michigan, please contact our dental team at Chelsea Family Dentistry at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 734-475-8500 and we will be thrilled to help you!