Louisville dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes understands the importance of proper oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene helps keep the teeth and gums healthy, as well as reduce your risk of developing complex dental concerns. Dr. Hughes works closely with each patient to asses their oral health and creates a treatment plan based on their needs.
Preventive dentistry is an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. Dr. Hughes works with you to create an oral hygiene routine that effectively removes plaque, freshens the breath, and keeps the teeth and gums healthy.
A proper oral hygiene routine consists of brushing, flossing, and rinsing. While most patients brush and rinse their teeth regularly, some forget to incorporate flossing into their routine. Flossing is one the most underperformed oral hygiene methods. Flossing can have a positive effect on your oral health if practiced regularly. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of daily flossing.
Benefits of Flossing
As a highly trained dentist, Dr. Hughes knows better than anyone how important daily flossing is for your oral health. Flossing helps remove debris, food, and place between the teeth. When plaque is not removed, it can stick to the teeth and eventually reach your gum line. The bacteria is plaque is known to cause gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can compromise the health and function of the teeth, gums, and bone structure. In advanced stages of gum disease, patients may experience tooth loss and bone deterioration.
Daily flossing can reduce your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Flossing should be combined with daily brushing to create an effective way to remove plaque and debris from sticking to the teeth.
Patients should try to floss at least twice a day to avoid plaque buildup. If traditional floss is not your preferred choice, patients have a wide range of flossing options to choose from. There is a full range of flossing options to choose from such as electronic floss, floss picks, water flosser, and traditional string floss.
Routine Dental Care in Louisville, CO
Dr. Hughes recommends patients visit Boulder Valley Dental Center at least twice a year for a routine dental exam. Routine dental exams allow Dr. Hughes to properly asses your oral health and make any personalized recommendations to improve your smile. To learn more about our preventive dental care services, visit our Louisville dental office. To schedule an appointment, call 303-214-4009 or request an appointment online.