Many patients only brush as part of their oral hygiene routine, but it’s important to remember that flossing plays a critical role regarding your healthy smile as well. There are specific areas of the mouth that cannot be reached with a toothbrush alone, particularly the thin gaps between the teeth and the areas right beneath the gum tissue. The Torrington Dental Care team strongly encourages patients to floss at least once each day for this reason. Below, you’ll find some helpful tips for how to maximize the effectiveness of flossing at home.
Flossing is also important because it prevents dangerous bacteria from being able to access the bloodstream. This can reduce the potential for whole-body diseases like strokes, heart disease, and even pregnancy complications.