Just Keep Flossing

Recent recommendations and news articles have questioned the effectiveness of flossing. However, the American Dental Association and many other professional dental organizations maintain that flossing is an integral part of maintaining your oral and overall health.

Why do we floss? Plaque, harboring bacteria, is found deep between the teeth and under your gums. These are places your toothbrush can’t always reach effectively. Long term exposure to the bacteria in plaque can lead to gum disease.  Flossing is not harmful in any way and we recommend flossing at least twice a day to have the optimal effect in maintaining your oral health.