In recent times, you may have come across reports questioning the necessity of flossing for your oral health. Let’s address this concern head-on: YES, flossing is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Whether you prefer traditional dental floss, a water flosser, interdental brushes, or other interdental cleaning methods, the key is to clean between your teeth correctly and consistently.

Despite sensational headlines, many news outlets have been providing incomplete and inaccurate information. Here’s the truth: Proper daily flossing can effectively remove plaque and bacteria between teeth.

Why is this important? The accumulation of plaque and bacteria between teeth is a major contributor to periodontal disease, a condition that not only impacts your oral health but has also been linked to complications such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other systemic health issues.

During your next visit to our office, don’t hesitate to ask our hygienist to demonstrate the most effective interdental cleaning techniques for you. For further guidance on flossing and interdental care or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us today. Your oral health is our priority at Kerger Family Dental.

Kerger Family Dental
Phone: 630-984-4050
279 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137