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If you keep your flossing at bay, then you are in for a title wave of trouble. Did you know, flossing will reduce cavities and ward off gum disease? In fact, flossing can help fight against gum disease as well as prevent it. To help you understand more about the importance of flossing, our team here at James T. Voorhees, DDS in Lenexa, Kansas, has provided you with this basic information and tips.

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

Flossing removes plaque from between your teeth, which is important because plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria that promotes gum disease. If plaque is not removed, then it can harden into tartar which is the connection to gum disease. Tartar is a very hard substance that sticks to your teeth, which is why only your dentist can remove it from your smile.

As you can see, flossing is critical when it comes to the care and treatment of your smile. If you still have questions or feel it’s about time for a dental checkup, please call our office today at 913-888-2474 to set up an appointment with Dr. James Voorhees. Our professional dental team is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.