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If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to floss at least once a day. Many people like to floss after their brushing routine right before bed each night, but you are welcome to floss at any time. Just remember: If you have braces, you need to floss more. To help you know why flossing is vital for a top-notch oral health, our dentist, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr., is happy to list a couple reasons here:

Flossing removes plaque from the crevices between your teeth. This is very important because if the plaque isn’t removed regularly, it can irritate the gums, promote gum disease, attack the teeth, and create cavities in the crevices of your smile. Plaque is a very dangerous substance that can wreak havoc in your mouth if you let it.

Flossing helps you have strong and healthy teeth and gums. This is because it cleans the hard-to-clean areas that your toothbrush and mouthwash couldn’t quite reach. By flossing, you remove the bacteria in those areas, prevent bleeding gums, avoid cavities between the teeth, and even eliminate or prevent bad breath.

To learn more about flossing in Bryan, Texas, please reach out to Johnson Dentistry at 979-774-7500 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, please don’t be hesitant to contact us!