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You probably know that there are several things you may need to do if you’re hoping to protect your oral health. For example, you might know that you should brush your teeth and set up regular appointments with us. You may also know that flossing is extremely important for protecting your oral health. However, do you know what flossing actually does for your pearly whites or wonder about how flossing can improve your smile?

In reality, flossing is extremely important because it can help you remove plaque buildup. If you don’t floss, food particles and plaque can irritate your gums. While this may not seem too serious, it could eventually lead to cavities. Furthermore, you shouldn’t use your brush to remove plaque from between your teeth. This job is best done by flossing.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to get the most out of your flossing. For instance, before you floss, please clean your hands. You should also remember to use about a foot and a half of floss every time. You should also remember to move the floss up and down gently. If you aren’t careful, you could accidentally cut your gums. When you move to a new tooth, you should also remember to use a clean piece of floss. Finally, you may want to rinse your mouth out after flossing.

If you’re interested in learning more about flossing in Spokane Valley, Washington, please don’t hesitate to give Stephen Woodard a call at 509-924-8585. Our dentist, Dr. Stephen Woodard, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and to give you individualized advice. We look forward to meeting with you soon.