Flossing is an important part of oral hygiene!
When you come in for your visit at Yonkers Avenue Dental, you will find you are often asked: “Have you been flossing?” I have heard a multitude of responses to that question over the years and more often than not the response is “Not as often as I should”. Flossing is an extremely important part of our daily hygiene routine, but most patients don’t understand the benefits behind the required task.
Why do we floss?
Much like brushing, flossing is a mechanical means of removing food and plaque from the teeth. We floss to prevent cavities from forming in between our teeth. We floss to prevent gingivitis (painful inflammation of ...