The Importance Of Flossing

Are you flossing? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Many patients forget to floss or don’t understand the importance of daily flossing. Like brushing, flossing helps remove bacteria and debris that is left in the mouth after eating. More specifically, flossing removes plaque and bacteria from in between your teeth. Without flossing, complex dental problems like gum disease and cavities will begin to develop. New Bern dentist Dr. J. Stephen Hoard believes prevention is one of dentistry greatest tools. At Hoard Dentistry, we encourage patients to develop an excellent oral hygiene routine at home and schedule biannual preventive exam visits to avoid developing complex dental issues.

Benefits Of Flossing

Daily flossing should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing reaches places in your mouth that brushing can not reach. It is difficult for toothbrushes to thoroughly clean in between your teeth. But flossing can properly clean in between the teeth and remove bacteria you thought you cleaned with your toothbrush.

  • Flossing protects your gums. Debris between the teeth can turn into plaque and tartar. An accumulation of tartar can lead to the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Most patients don’t realize they have gum disease because sometimes gum disease doesn’t reveal any symptoms.
  • Flossing can save you money in the long run. Having an excellent oral hygiene routine is part of preventive dental care. Preventive dental care is set into place to avoid developing complex dental issue which may require pricey dental treatments.
  • Flossing keeps your teeth healthy. Flossing should part of your daily hygiene, just like brushing and mouth wash. Skipping out of flossing can have negative effects on your smile in the long run. The goal of dentistry is to prevent future dental issues and to keep your smile as healthy as possible.

Prevention Dentistry

Dr. Hoard offers a variety of dental services in his New Bern, NC dental office. biannual visits to our New Bern Dental office helps keep your smile bright and healthy. Although we encourage patients to uphold a great oral hygiene routine at home, we have state of the art dental tools that help us properly clean and analyze your teeth. During your biannual comprehensive exams, Dr. Hoard will skillfully check your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of dysfunction. With his years of field experience, Dr.Hoard can develop a dental plan that is right for you. Please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 252.507.0373 today.