Should I Use Dental Floss?

Flossing is one of the most cost-effective methods of maintaining good dental health, and the expert dentists at Bethlehem Dental Centre recommend to all of our Tauranga patients to floss at least once a day.

The purpose of regular flossing is to dislodge any food particles stuck in between teeth, and to also remove the bacteria which naturally build up between teeth over the course of a regular day. By flossing everyday out Tauranga patients can help reduce the build up of plaque, and to minimize the eventual growth of tartar.

By actively removing the plaque and bacterial growth between teeth, patients will prevent a number of dental health problems immediately. The most noticeable immediate effect of regular flossing can be a very rapid improvement in halitosis, or bad breath. Over the long-term, flossing can also help reduce the occurrence of gum disease, tooth decay, and other more serious dental health problems.

Dental floss can be found at almost any supermarket or pharmacy in Tauranga, and the dentists at Bethlehem Dental Centre strongly encourage everybody to purchase dental floss as soon as possible and to begin using it regularly.

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