While most people keep up with brushing their teeth twice a day, many people don’t keep up with another crucial step in their oral health routine: flossing. Flossing can be seen of as a chore, but it’s the greatest tool you have for protecting your teeth from plaque. If you’ve ever wondered why flossing is so important, we have the answers! (more…)
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Seeing blood after you brush your teeth or floss is always alarming, but it isn’t always an emergency. If you notice bleeding or anything unusual during your oral care routine, give your dentist at Affinity Dental a visit for a check-up. In the meantime, here are some of the most common causes of bleeding gums. (more…)
Flossing with braces can be surprisingly challenging. If you have wire braces, they can prevent you from flossing as you traditionally would, making it very difficult to do on your own. While orthodontic care is an essential part of achieving a beautiful smile, it should never interfere with your ability to maintain proper dental hygiene. Here are a few tips and tricks to make flossing with braces easier. (more…)
When it comes to good dental hygiene you can’t rely on your toothbrush to do all the heavy lifting. Flossing is necessary to reach all the deeper areas and tight spaces between your teeth. Bacteria that feeds on the bits of food stuck between your teeth can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. To truly reap the benefits of flossing though you need to make sure you’re flossing properly. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your flossing technique is up to par. (more…)
The importance of regular brushing and flossing for optimal oral health should come as a surprise to no one. However, many people let their oral responsibility to floss fall by the wayside. Flossing is an essential part of maintaining your oral health and preventing sudden cavities and gum disease.
Have you recently started flossing? Do your gums or teeth hurt after flossing? At Affinity Dental, we are proud that you are taking a necessary step to address your oral health. If you have been out of the flossing game for a while, or even if you’ve been doing it for years – if you are experiencing pain there is a good chance one of the reasons below is to blame. (more…)
Your mouth can be a dirty place if you don’t take proper care of it. Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities, bad breath, gingivitis and gum disease. If you practice regular oral hygiene, you likely won’t have to live in fear of cavities and the notion that people are taking notice of your potential bad breath. Let’s talk about some tips that will help you maintain healthy oral hygiene.