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Did you know, brushing and flossing go hand-in-hand? Well, it’s true! Brushing and flossing each day can work wonders for your smile. But if you skip flossing, you could still be putting your smile at serious risk. Here at Belmar Smiles in Lakewood, Colorado, we care about your oral health, which is why we have provided some basic information for you about flossing.

Flossing should be done at minimum once each day, most often at night so food particles and plaque don’t linger in your smile as you sleep. Flossing is a very important factor in fighting gum disease and can reduce cavities. What so many people do not realize is that flossing is a vital factor when it comes to truly caring for your teeth and gums.

Flossing can remove plaque from your smile, which is important because plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria that promotes gum disease. If the sticky plaque is not removed, then it can harden into tartar which is the key support to gum disease. Tartar is very strong and sticks to your teeth, which is why only your dentist can remove it from your smile.

As you can see, flossing is indispensable when it comes to the care and treatment of your smile. If you still have questions or feel it’s time to give your smile a check-up, please call our office today at 303-935-3574 to set up an appointment with Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave. Our friendly team is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.