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Flossing is an important step in your oral health care that often goes overlooked. Did you know, flossing can improve your oral health? Well, it’s true! Here at Virginia Dental Group in Fairfax, Virginia, our team cares about your oral health, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the importance of flossing each day, so you can have a healthy smile and positive oral health.

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

Flossing removes plaque from your smile, 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 key ingredient in gum disease. Tartar is very hard and sticks to your teeth, which is why only your dentist can remove it from your smile.

As you can see, flossing is essential when it comes to the care and treatment of your smile. If you still have questions, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call our office today at 703-385-3800 to set up an appointment with Dr. Lida M. Vargas. Our friendly staff is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.