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Do you ever wonder why you have to floss your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Believe it or not, this is a common question and many people neglect this important step in their oral health routine. That is why, our team here at Periodontics of the Desert in Palm Desert, California, is happy to educate you on why it is important to floss your teeth.

To begin, flossing should happen after you brush your teeth every night. Flossing is the only way to clean deep between your teeth, removing food particles, bacteria, and plaque from the places your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is also an excellent tool when it comes to fighting gum disease and getting rid of bad breath.

People who neglect to floss often find themselves experiencing bad breath or more cavities than those who do floss every day. If you try to floss and you find your gums hurting or bleeding, try a waxed floss or water flosser. In time, your gums will become less sensitive because the bacteria causing the sensitive gums is being washed away, so the bleeding or tenderness should disappear.

If you think you might be experiencing gum disease, or think it is time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 760-674-4410 to schedule an appointment. Your oral health care is significant to us, and Dr. Peter Warshawsky with the entire staff is always happy to help your smile in any way we can.