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A Guide To Flossing

Woman flossing teeth, studio shot Asheville dentist Dr. Shawna Hoffert understands the importance of maintaining a healthy smile. She works closely with each of her patients to give them the dental care they need. At Red Maple Dental, we believe preventive dental care is one of the best tools to help patients maintain healthy, bright teeth. We view dentistry as a partnership, both parties need to uphold their end of the bargain. Part of a patients job is to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine at home. Developing a proper oral hygiene routine can yield great results for your oral health. One of the most underperformed aspects of a proper oral hygiene routine is flossing. Flossing can help remove harmful bacteria that is found between the teeth.

Benefits of Flossing

As a general and restorative dentist, Dr. Hoffert believes flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. Flossing can remove bacteria and debris from parts of your teeth that brushing can not reach. Flossing helps patients avoid the development of complex dental issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.

Things to consider:

  • Make sure you are flossing correctly. if you aren’t sure if your flossing correctly, please feel free to ask Dr. Hoffert about the proper flossing technique. Incorrectly flossing can cause damage to your gums and teeth.
  • Find the right type of floss for you. There are a wide variety of flossing options like regular string floss, electronic floss, floss picks, and water flossers. Find which type of floss is the best fit for your oral needs.
  • Floss at least twice a day. Flossing during your morning and night oral hygiene routine can help improve the health of your teeth.

Preventive Dental Care In Asheville, NC

Preventive dental care helps Dr. Hoffert check the mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of complex dental problems. It is recommended that patients visit Red Maple Dental at least twice a year to make sure teeth are healthy and to schedule any necessary dental treatments. At Red Maple Dental, Dr. Hoffert offers a variety of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry options. If you’re looking for a trusted dentist, contact Dr. Hoffert at Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC. Please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 828.348.8858