Q: Why is it important for me to floss regularly?

A: Brushing our teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from all tooth surfaces, except between the teeth.  Unfortunately, our toothbrush can’t reach these areas that are highly susceptible to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line.  Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth and bone.

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