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Many people have heard that flossing can improve your oral health. Did you know, flossing can also fight against gum disease? Yes, it’s true! Flossing is a key element when it comes to your oral health. That is why, our team here at Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL in Clearwater, Florida, is proud to talk to you about flossing and the health of your smile.

For starters, flossing should happen after you brush every night. Flossing is the only way to clean thoroughly between your teeth, removing food particles, bacteria, and plaque buildup from the places your toothbrush cannot access. Flossing is also a powerful force when it comes to fighting gum disease and bad breath.

People who refuse to floss every day find themselves with bad breath or more cavities than those who do floss. If you floss and you find your gums bleeding, try a waxed floss or water flosser. Over time, your gums will become less sensitive because the bacteria causing the sensitive gums is being washed away, so the bleeding or tenderness should disappear.

If you think you might have cavities or feel it is time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 727-785-7202 to set up an appointment. Your oral health care is vital to us, and Dr. Charles Peter with the entire staff is always happy to help your smile in any way we can. So, call us today and take that first step to a healthier smile as soon as you can!