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Do you ever wonder about your oral health? Did you know that there is something you should do to keep your teeth strong and healthy? In reality, would you be surprised to hear that brushing and flossing are crucial components of your oral health? Similarly, had you heard that many Americans could actually improve their flossing?

If you’d like to get the most out of your daily flossing, you may wonder why flossing is so vital? You see, removing food particles and plaque from your pearly whites is crucial because, if you don’t, you may ultimately have decay or cavities. However, please be aware that you shouldn’t try to brush some parts your smile. If you do, you could actually damage your gums.

Still, if you’re interested in keeping or protecting a beautiful smile, you should floss well. Typically, we suggest moving your floss up and down and not side to side. You should also try to floss gently and avoid pulling your floss out from between your teeth too hard. If you aren’t careful, you might actually cut or damage your gums. Finally, please try to use a clean piece of floss each time you clean a different tooth.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of flossing in Fairbanks, Alaska, we invite you to contact Evan L. Wheeler, DDS, PC by calling 907-479-8123. Our dentist, Dr. Evan Wheeler, and our team will gladly address any questions you have, assess your pearly whites, and give you individualized advice. We look forward to meeting with you.