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Flossing is essential to positive oral health. Did you know, people who skip flossing are at higher risk for cavities and gum disease? Well, it’s true! Cavities can occur anywhere among your teeth. They are caused by bacteria and tartar left on the teeth and gum line. Flossing is an essential step to rid the unwanted bacteria, plaque, and tartar left between your teeth and deep along your gum line after brushing.

There are different kinds of floss you can use for your teeth. These include:

-Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is a traditional kind of floss. They are great to use if you have a little space between your teeth.
-Waxed floss: Waxed floss is popular when your teeth are closer together. The wax helps the floss slide between the teeth and along the gumline easier.
-Water flosser: A water flosser has become extremely popular. This flosser forces water between your teeth and along your gum line, similar to a pressure washer. This is also a popular option.
-Dental picks: Dental picks are convenient for many because you don’t have to wind the floss around your fingers. They are easy to use and can go gently between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.

If you still have questions about your oral health, or would like to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning, call us today at 248-559-0995. Here at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS in Southfield, Michigan, we are happy to help you with your smile this festive season. So, call us today and let us help spook cavities away this Halloween.