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Are you flossing every day? Here’s why Henley Dental recommends that you start!

We all know we need to brush our teeth twice a day, use mouthwash once a day and ​​eat a healthy diet with limited sugar, right? And if you’re doing all those things then you’re well on your way to a good oral hygiene routine.

But the truth is that’s still not enough…

We also need to be flossing every day for the best chance to keep our teeth clean, and our breath fresh and keep gum disease at bay.

So why do we at Henley Dental - your friendly Homebush West dentist, recommend flossing every day? Here are just a few reasons:

Keeps Your Teeth Bright and White

Everyone deserves to have a bright, white smile. With white and clean teeth, you’ll be smiling more which will in turn boost confidence.

Although flossing does not directly whiten your teeth, it does help keep your teeth white by preventing plaque build-up which results in tooth decay or yellowing.

Keeps Your Breath Fresh

Bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When you don't brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on the bits of food left in your mouth and between your teeth. The sulfur compounds released by these bacteria make your breath smell.

Dental floss is the perfect tool for removing those stubborn bits of food that result in bad breath.

Helps Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very serious issue that can lead to other health problems. If you don't brush or floss your teeth properly to remove any debris that might irritate them, then gum disease may result.

By maintaining good dental hygiene practices like flossing every day - alongside brushing twice per day, you can drastically reduce your chances of suffering from gum disease.

Good Oral Health Leads to Good Overall Health

You might be surprised to learn that your dental health is related not just to your teeth and gums, but it also affects other parts of your body. If harmful bacteria like gingivitis or tooth decay are present due to poor oral hygiene, then they can occasionally travel out into surrounding areas increasing risk factors such as diabetes and heart disease.

How to find your family dentist in Homebush West

If you still have questions with regards to flossing, schedule an appointment with Henley Dental in Homebush West today. Comprehensive check-up and cleans are an important part of maintaining your oral health and ensuring that your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Book an appointment with Henley Dental in Homebush West today.

Call us on (02) 9763 7889 or book online today HERE!

See you soon,

The Team at Henley Dental, your friendly Homebush West dentist.


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