The Importance of Flossing

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

Havertown general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario recognizes that a crucial component of maintaining sound dental health is home maintenance. Frequent, regularly scheduled trips to the dentist are vital, but there's a lot you can do yourself to keep your teeth healthy, sound and looking their best.

Most people already brush their teeth, though it's important to do so at least twice a day and with proper form. However, flossing isn't enough. General dentistry has long recognized that Havertown-area patients (and, of course, people anywhere who want healthy teeth) must also floss regularly.

Regularly” in this case means at least once a day. Flossing is the best way of replicating that thoroughly cleaned feeling you get after a visit to our Havertown general dentist's office.

Even the best toothbrushes will leave food particles hanging around between your teeth and beneath your gum line. Flossing will remove most of these particles and prevent them from developing into serious threats to the integrity of your teeth and gums.

Flossing allows you to reach areas of your mouth that your toothbrush simply can't. When flossing, it's important to make sure you reach deep under the gum line. Plaque likes to hide there, and it can cause gum disease if left untouched.

Dr. Bellisario and his staff will be happy to demonstrate proper flossing technique on your next visit.

If you're a Havertown, Pennsylvania-area resident who understands the importance of general dentistry, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario today.