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A Quick Guide To Flossing

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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 303-732-5388 or request an appointment online.

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Natalie B. "Boulder valley dental center is amazing! The staff is very friendly and the facilities are state of the art. My last visit is easily the most comfortable visit I've ever had with a dentist. I can't recommend them enough."
Michael C. "I need to have a lot of dental work done and the ladies at Boulder Valley Dental all work extra hard to make sure their patients are comfortable. They are amazing and I am so happy to have a trustworthy dentist who actually cares. I highly recommend Dr. Hughes and the whole staff at Boulder Valley Dental."
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Dr. Tracey Hughes is a highly sought-after and leading Louisville dentist. At the Boulder Valley Dental Center, Dr. Hughes welcomes her patients as ‘guests.’ She is constantly committed to advancing her skills and knowledge through continuing education initiatives. Having received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Buena Vista University in Iowa, she proceeded to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998 from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. Over the years Dr. Hughes has committed several hours of learning to refine her knowledge and to ensure that she provides her patients with modern dental services. She is only one of less than 1,000 dentists who have earned a Fellowship in Advanced Physiologic Based Dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies (LVI Global). Whether it is general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry or even sleep apnea, reach out to Dr. Hughes today!