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Flossing is an important step many people seem to skip. As a result, it leads to painful and costly consequences that could have been prevented. To help you understand the importance of flossing, our team here at Adam Rauzman, DDS in Hawthorne, New Jersey, is happy to talk to you about why flossing is essential to your oral health.

Flossing should happen after you brush every night. Flossing is the only way to clean deep between your teeth, removing food particles, bacteria, and plaque buildup from the places your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is also a powerful weapon when it comes to fighting gum disease and bad breath.

People who refuse to floss often find themselves with bad breath or more cavities than those who do floss. If you try to floss and you find your gums bleeding, try a waxed floss or water flosser. In time, your gums will become less sensitive because the bacteria causing the sensitive gums is being washed away, so the bleeding or tenderness should disappear.

If you think you might have gum disease or feel it is time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 973-427-4201 to set up an appointment. Your oral health care is important to us, and Dr. Adam Rauzman with the entire staff is always happy to help your smile in any way we can. So, call us today and take that first step to a healthier smile!