Without flossing, plaque and calculus build up on teeth and underneath the
gums, creating inflammation of the gums which leads to gingivitis and more
serious forms of gum disease. Perhaps you notice that when you floss and/or brush
that your gums tend to bleed. If so, this is generally a sign that your teeth are
not clean. A visit to your dentist and a proper home oral hygiene regimen can get
you back on the right track!
What if I can't seem to floss?
|There are several flossing devices available today which, when used properly, can help. If you are interested in these products, please ask our office during your appointment so that we can show you how to use them without damaging your gums. Difficulties in flossing also arise from problems such as rough or worn fillings or heavy calculus buildup. We can also show you special techniques for flossing underneath bridges.|
See our 'HOW TO BRUSH' page as well!
For images of teeth which have not been cleaned properly, or for more info on Dr. Janson's office cleanings, please visit our Ultrasonic Cleaning page
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