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Did you know that there are quite a few things you should do to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong? For instance, you may know that it’s vital to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis–however, did you know that inefficient flossing can actually impact the health of your entire body.

You have probably been told that you should clean plaque from your teeth. You may also know that using a toothbrush can help remove most of this harmful plaque. Yet, did you know that there are some areas of your mouth and teeth that you shouldn’t try to clean with your toothbrush? You can remove plaque from these areas, which include your gum line and the areas in between your teeth, with floss. Still, if you don’t floss well regularly, you could ultimately find yourself coping with gum disease.

Unfortunately, your gums may become inflamed if plaque is not removed quickly enough. Once this occurs, your gums could separate from your teeth, exposing your roots. This will let infectious bacteria enter your bloodstream. From there, bacteria can spread throughout your entire body. Once this happens, you may be more likely to contract diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, and gum disease.

If you would like to learn more about flossing in Mesquite, Texas, we invite you to give North Mesquite Dental a call at 972-686-6477. Our dentist, Dr. Tina Foss, and the rest of our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and to offer you individualized advice. We look forward to receiving your call.