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Why do I need to floss? Isn’t brushing enough?

Unfortunately, just brushing your teeth isn’t enough to keep your teeth and gums clean. When you brush your teeth, your toothbrush removes debris and plaque from your teeth, but the toothbrush bristles don’t reach into all the spots that need to be cleaned. 

Keep this in mind when looking in the mirror: just because your teeth look clean doesn’t mean that they are! Food particles and plaque can be trapped between your teeth and around your gums, but you may not be able to see all of that debris and plaque. Your teeth could look squeaky clean to you. When you floss well, you can remove food particles and plaque build-up that you can’t see, achieving a thorough oral cleaning.

Flossing is important to your oral health! Ideally, you will floss your teeth every day and brush your teeth at least twice a day. It’s also important to have your teeth cleaned by a professional regularly. At your dental cleaning, our dental hygienist may offer tips to help you improve your at-home hygiene routine, and your teeth and gums will be examined by our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Jason Annan. 

Dental Cleaning in Mount Pleasant, SC

If it’s time for your dental cleaning, reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment. At East Cooper Smiles, we are here to help you maintain your beautiful, healthy smile, and beautiful smiles require regular cleanings!

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