Do you floss on a daily basis? This video demonstrates flossing basics, which alongside regular brushing and trips to an Atlanta dentist can help you avoid periodontal disease.
Flossing is a critical component of good dental health. Dentists stress the importance of this activity, as it is one of the best ways to prevent periodontal disease. This condition results in damage to gum tissues, making it difficult for teeth to remain stable. When periodontal disease weakens the gums and underlying bone, tooth loss or tooth extraction may result. So to keep your gums healthy and strong, floss every day. When doing so, remember to floss between each tooth. Adhering to a specific pattern when flossing can ensure that you clean each space between your teeth. Also, guide the floss under the gumline to clear food debris and bacteria lurking in those crevices.