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Why Are Brushing and Flossing So Important?

February 18, 2020
Posted By: Gasoline Alley Dental
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If you’ve always had healthy teeth, you may not give too much thought to the importance of daily brushing and flossing. When you habitually do something every day, you might take for granted the significance of the habit and the role it plays in your overall health.

Brushing and flossing each day are crucial parts of caring for your teeth. At Gasoline Alley Dental, we emphasize the importance of preventative dentistry in Alberta by teaching you good oral hygiene habits whenever you are in our dental office.

Caring For Your Smile At Home 

Healthy smiles begin in your home. After all, you only visit our dentists a few times each year—but you clean your teeth on your own several times each day. It’s our job to instill in you the importance of general dentistry and steady oral hygiene habits so that you can develop routines that will last a lifetime. 

To take care of your smile in the very best way, you need to brush and floss your teeth every single day. Brushing and flossing help to:

  • Remove food particles and bacteria from your mouth
  • Strengthen teeth by spreading fluoride toothpaste throughout your whole smile
  • Freshen your breath
  • Prevent gum disease and reduce instances of bleeding gums
  • Minimize stains that build up from food and drink
  • Save you money in the long run because you lower your risk of needing expensive restorative dental treatments in the future 

Brushing and flossing your teeth are the foundations of a healthy smile, and they are the beginning of our family dentistry treatments at Gasoline Alley Dental. 

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Today

You need to brush your teeth at least twice each day and floss at least once, but you also need to regularly visit your Alberta dentists for a professional dental exam and teeth cleaning

If you’re a little behind on your general dentistry treatments, it’s never too late to start up again! Contact Gasoline Alley Dental today at (403) 343-8622 to schedule your dental appointment with us.