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What Are the Benefits of Flossing?

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Flossing is an important task that helps you maintain a strong and healthy smile and oral health. Our dentist, Dr. John Hobgood, strongly recommends flossing at least once a day. This means you can’t forget to floss or ignore the need for cleaning between your teeth. There are many benefits of flossing, and our dental team will be happy to tell you all about them. The benefits to flossing are:

-Flossing can eliminate the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. This is something your smile needs regularly because plaque promotes gum disease, which is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your teeth and gums.

-Flossing can help you avoid serious heart and health issues, like heart disease, stroke, and even preterm labor for women. This is because flossing helps you avoid gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease has been found to have a relationship with these health issues. So, the more you prevent gum disease, the better off you’ll be.

-Flossing can help you have a more attractive smile and a better breath. This is because flossing removes food particles from between your teeth. Those food particles can cause embarrassing food-stuck-in-the-smile moments when you’re socializing and can even cause bad breath.

To learn more about flossing in New Orleans, Louisiana, please reach out to our dental team at Algiers Dental Associates when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 504-361-3277 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!