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Your smile and oral health mean the world to Dr. Cody Skinner and Dr. Derrick Schop. This is why we strongly encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene each day. One technique you should never forgo is flossing.

Flossing is vital for your oral health and smile. So, please don’t forget to floss at least once a day. To help make flossing a top priority, our Dentistry on 1st LLC dental team is happy to explain all of the many benefits of flossing in Tucson, Arizona.

The best thing flossing can do for your smile is to reduce plaque and bacteria buildup in your mouth. This is because these substances promote and create gum disease and tooth decay. Oftentimes, your toothbrush will thoroughly scrub the surfaces of your teeth but it won’t properly clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, like the cracks between your teeth. This is when flossing comes in handy. Flossing can help you remove the plaque that lives in those spaces.

Flossing can also give you a clean and fresh breath. Oftentimes, bad breath develops when odorous food gets stuck between your teeth, leaving a strong smell that affects your breath. However, if you floss after each meal and snack and remove those smelly substances, your chances of having bad breath greatly decrease.

Lastly, flossing can help you avoid embarrassing moments. If you floss your teeth after you eat, you can avoid having a food-filled smile, which can decrease your chances of having embarrassing food-stuck-in-your-teeth moments. The more you floss, the cleaner your teeth will be.

Call Dentistry on 1st LLC today at 520-292-0606 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about flossing. We will be thrilled to give you the answers you seek so you can properly clean and take care of your smile on a daily basis. Dr. Skinner and Dr. Schope along with the rest of our dental team look forward to hearing from you!