It's important to brush your teeth to prevent gum disease. Brushing prevents plaque build-up, which is the primary cause for gum disease and tooth decay.
Removing plaque from between the teeth is a critical part of your good oral health. Dental floss is the most effective way for most people to remove plaque from between the surfaces of the teeth and reduce inter proximal bleeding. Dental calculus occurs at every age and on both permanent and primary teeth. Calculus plays an important role in the progression of periodontal or gum disease. We encourage each of our patients to develop a habit or a goal to thoroughly remove plaque at least once daily. Flossing regularly can help prevent having periodontal disease. Tips on how to floss properly: