Why Flossing Is Important 

Posted by Guy Edwards on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Family-Oriented Dental Care In Gresham 

Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry value Gresham families and want to offer the best in professional dental services to families in need. When you’re looking for quality dental care for the whole family, the name you can rely on is Michael McKeel, DMD at McKeel Family Dentistry. 

Do I Really Need To Floss My Teeth? 

McKeel Family Dentistry wants to emphasize to Gresham families the importance of maintaining a good dental health routine at home. It is crucial that you maintain good dental health habits daily to make sure that your teeth remain healthy. One of the oftenoverlooked necessities of a dental health routine is flossing. Why is flossing necessary? 

Your toothbrush simply cannot reach the spaces that floss can – in between your teeth. If you fail to clean between your teeth, you aren’t cleaning out all of the food debris and plaque that build up in your mouth. Bacteria in your mouth break down leftover food particles and increase acidity in your mouth. This wears down tooth enamel and leaves you vulnerable to tooth decay, etc. 

When you floss, be through. Clean both sides of each tooth by curving the floss around your tooth and making careful up and down motions. When you move to clean between a different set of teeth, use a new, clean section of floss. Flossing once a day before you brush your teeth will do wonders for your dental health! 

Get Smiles In An Hour At McKeel Family Dentistry 

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding. 

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistrydental bondingexams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888. 

Categories: family dentistry, Flossing, kids dentistry, oral health, oral surgery

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