Did you know that Cleaning between your teeth may help prevent cavities and gum disease?
Cleaning between your teeth removes a sticky film called plaque. This Plaque contains bacteria that feed on leftover food or sugar in your mouth and the bacteria releases an acid that can eat away at the outer shell of your teeth and cause cavities.
Also, Plaque that is not removed by brushing and cleaning can eventually harden into a rough substance called tartar (or calculus). Tartar collects along your gum line and can lead to gum disease. Once tartar forms, only your dentist can remove it.
What Is The Best Time to Clean Between Your Teeth?
The most important thing about cleaning between your teeth is to do it!
Keep in mind that cleaning between your teeth should not be painful. If you do it too hard, you could damage the tissue between your teeth. If you’re too gentle, you might not be getting the food out. It’s normal to feel some discomfort when you first start but don’t give up. You can always ask your Hygienist at your cleaning appointment to show you how to floss properly.
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