Many people skip flossing because they find it is too time-consuming. At the office of Suzanne Haeri, DDS we advise our patients to brush and floss daily to prevent cavities and gum disease. Brushing is important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Flossing gets rid of 40% of debris in your mouth. When food gets stuck in between your teeth, it allows plaque to build up if you don't floss.
Remember to use floss that is 15-18 inches long and curve the floss around each tooth while rubbing it up and down to scrape away any plaque. It is normal for your gums to bleed if they are inflamed from poor dental hygiene. There will be less bleeding the more you consistently floss.
We want all of our patients to floss daily to prevent cavities and have a greater chance of for healthier teeth and gums.
If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.suzannehaeridds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Haeri, DDS herself in our Los Angeles, CA office, please call 310-657-2200.