Dr. Pickett at Pickett Family Dental provides honest dental care and advice on how to prevent gum disease and other oral diseases caused by improper self care. While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a must, regular flossing can offer better protection against gum disease.
Flossing is the most effective way to remove food that gets wedged between your teeth which rapidly leads to bacteria growth in your mouth. As bacteria grows in your mouth and then becomes infected, providing a rich, great taste and smell in your mouth... actually, it's a terrible smell and by far a terrible way to make a first impression with your dentist. If you forget to floss, your gums can become infected and over time you can end up losing your teeth.
Flossing is hardly time-consuming for the value it provides to your keeping your teeth and gums healthy and clean from bacteria. If you're unsure if you're flossing properly, you can watch how to floss your teeth correctly in this video by the American Dental Association.
If there's any pain or discomfort when you floss, call us at 817-431-5514 so Dr. Pickett can provide a dental health exam at our dentist office in Keller, TX. This painless exam will provide a detailed map of your teeth and gums to help us understand what's causing the pain and discomfort. Don't have time for a call? You can send us a message using our quick online form. At Pickett Family Dental, we guarantee quick, quality dental care to keep your smile healthy.