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We know that brushing your teeth is the key to great oral health. And a lot of us like using mouthwash to get rid of bad breath – and any germs we didn’t kill with flossing.

But is flossing really important for great oral health? Or is it just something else to add to the list of things to do to get ready for the day?

Here at Anderson Dental Care in Fairfield, California, we see a lot of people not flossing simply because they don’t understand how valuable flossing can be for their oral health. If you’re ready to take your oral health to the next level, then read the tips that Dr. Mark Anderson has to help explain why flossing is important.

No tartar
Tartar is hardened plaque that accumulates along your gum line. As you can probably imagine, that’s not good for your gums. In fact, tartar buildup leads to gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. That’s obviously not an issue you want to deal with, and flossing removes that possibility from ever happening.

No cavities
Coupled with good brushing and mouthwash habits, flossing helps make sure your mouth is cavity free. By getting into the nooks and crannies a brush can’t reach, floss gets rid of the debris and germs that linger after other cleanings and cause cavities.

We understand that flossing isn’t always the most enjoyable activity, and that it can add a few minutes to your morning or nightly routine. But we promise that it’s one of the most important things you can do to make sure you don’t suffer from bad oral health.

To learn more about how important flossing is, call us today at (707) 425-0646.