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Keeping your teeth clean is important to your oral health and quite frankly, good for your overall health. If you neglect to floss, you could be putting your oral health at risk. that is why our team here at Palm Court Dental in Fontana, California, is dedicated to helping you keep your mouth healthy and smile in tip-top shape!

Flossing should be done at least once each day, most often at night so food particles and plaque don’t stay in your smile as you sleep. Flossing is vital when it comes to fighting gum disease and can reduce cavities. What many people do not understand is that flossing is a vital factor when it comes to truly taking care of your teeth and gums.

Flossing removes plaque and bacteria from your smile, which is important because plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria that promotes gum disease. If plaque and the food particles are not removed, then the plaque can harden into tartar which is the key support to gum disease. Tartar is very hard extremely sticky to your teeth, which is why only your dentist can remove it from your smile.

As you can see, flossing is vital when it comes to the care and treatment of your smile. If you still have questions or know it’s time for a dental checkup, please call our office today at 909-829-3994 to set up an appointment with Dr. Neal Vavra. Our dental staff is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.