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How easy is it to forget to floss? Well, according to recent studies, very easy. Only four in ten adults floss on a regular basis, which is pretty surprising considering how often we’re all reminded to do so.

If so many people don’t floss, then is it really important? Does the advice of Dr. Danlu Lee & Wendy Yeung at Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry in Kirkland, Washington, to floss daily make a difference?

Let’s examine the question.

Improves oral health

Your mouth is one of the most important areas of your body to keep as healthy as possible. Part of that involves making sure that your mouth is as free of bad bacteria as possible.

Flossing is just one of the ways to accomplish that removal of bad bacteria.

How does it help?

Flossing directly helps your oral health by removing plaque from between your teeth and around your gum line. Plaque, if left in its original place, can easily form tartar. This is a hard substance full of bacteria that can’t be removed on your own. If left untreated, tartar will cause gum disease and even tooth loss.

Removes debris

In addition to removing plaque, flossing regularly removes debris trapped between your teeth. This cuts down on the possibilities of having cavities, and also helps your breath stay fresh all day long.

If you need help with your flossing technique, or you have any other questions for our excellent team, call us today at (425) 828.9721. We can wait to help you!