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Did you know, flossing can fight off gum disease? Well, it’s true! Flossing is a vital step when it comes to your oral health and keeping your teeth clean. That is why, our team here at Sandra L. Parker DDS Inc in Anaheim, California, is here to talk to you about the importance of dental floss.

Flossing should begin after you brush each and every night. Flossing is the only way to clean deep between your teeth, removing all food particles, bacteria, and plaque buildup from the places your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is also a powerful tool when it comes to fighting gum disease and bad breath lurking in your smile.

People who do not floss often find themselves with bad breath or experiencing more cavities than those who do floss regularly. If you try to floss and you find your gums tender or bleeding, try a waxed floss or water flosser. In 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 be experiencing gum disease, or feel it is time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 714-289-0421 to set up an appointment. Your smile is important to us, and Dr. Sandra L. Parker 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 now!