It's no secret that dentists and orthodontists feel strongly about flossing regularly. Despite this, many people fail to incorporate this important technique into their dental cleaning routine because it can be difficult and tedious. The orthodontists at Olson & White Orthodontics in O’Fallon and Florissant, MO, believe that having straight teeth helps make flossing easier. They offer many types of braces to help patients develop aligned teeth that not only look great, but also allow the thread to slide more easily between the teeth during flossing. Here are three reasons the orthodontists insist you should floss:
- Prevent Gum Disease: Brushing helps remove plaque from your teeth, but the bristles can’t get down into the gums, leaving that area of the mouth vulnerable to plaque. By flossing, you can remove that gunk and prevent gum disease down the road.
- Keep Your Smile Beautiful:
Whether you were born with perfect teeth or obtained adult braces to
beautify your smile, flossing helps keep your teeth and gums pristine. If you’re
still not happy with your smile, the orthodontists at Olson & White
Orthodontics offer a number of treatments, including Invisalign braces, to
improve the look of your teeth.
- Save Money: If you don’t floss, your entire mouth is left vulnerable to diseases that may require expensive treatments to deal with. Consider the two minutes it takes to thoroughly floss an investment in both your oral and financial health.
Olson & White Orthodontics takes pride in helping patients obtain knowledge and treatments, such as braces, so they will feel confident in their smiles. To schedule an appointment with the orthodontists, call their Florissant office at (314) 838-8762 or their O'Fallon office at (636) 978-9585, or visit the website.