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You’ve heard it so many times: if you want to have a healthy mouth, flossing is essential. But why is that, exactly?

When it comes to removing plaque, brushing your teeth is just not enough. Plaque is the main culprit for common dental problems like cavities and periodontal disease. Flossing can remove the unseen plaque between your teeth that your toothbrush just can’t reach.

Flossing can also help you have fresher breath. When microscopic food particles get stuck between your teeth, they can cause malodorous smells to occur. Removing them freshens your breath; it’s that simple—especially if you use mint-flavored floss.

Finally, flossing can help you avoid embarrassing moments. Have you ever eaten a delicious meal and then spoken to a friend, boss or your current crush, only to find later that you had a piece of spinach stuck in your teeth? Check your smile in the mirror once after you eat and keep floss in your purse or wallet and you will be sure to avoid this problem.

Would you like to know more about flossing? Don’t hesitate to call Don Harvey Dental at 770-343-6565 at your earliest convenience. Dr. Harvey and our team here in Alpharetta, Georgia, will be more than happy to talk with you.