Amidst the flurry of news reports questioning the necessity of flossing for oral health, we at North Coast Dental want to set the record straight: Yes, flossing is indeed crucial for maintaining optimal oral hygiene.

Whether you opt for traditional string dental floss, a water flosser, interdental brushes, or any other interdental cleaning tool, the key lies in cleaning between your teeth correctly and consistently, every single day.

In the midst of sensational headlines, it’s easy to get swept up in incomplete or inaccurate information. However, the truth remains undeniable: Regular flossing effectively removes plaque and bacteria from between your teeth, preventing their buildup and mitigating the risk of periodontal disease—a condition that not only impacts your oral health but has also been linked to systemic issues like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

So why does this matter? Because the health of your mouth extends far beyond your teeth and gums; it affects your overall well-being. By incorporating proper flossing techniques into your daily oral care routine, you’re not just safeguarding your smile; you’re also promoting your systemic health.

During your next visit to our office, don’t hesitate to ask your hygienist to demonstrate the most effective methods for cleaning your teeth. We’re here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to prioritize your oral health.

For more information on flossing and interdental cleaning techniques or to schedule an appointment with our experienced team, please reach out to North Coast Dental today. Your journey to a healthier, happier smile starts here.

North Coast Dental
Phone: 847-998-5550
191 Waukegan Road, Suite 106A,
Northfield, IL 60093