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The benefits of flossing: Hoax or Reality??

The benefits of flossing: Hoax or Reality??

On to reality....Flossing is a helpful tool!

If flossing did not help our patients, we would not see the remarkable improvement in bleeding and soreness at our hygiene visits.  If flossing did not help our patients, the very same people who complained of bad breath prior would still be embarrassed.  If flossing did not help our patients, we would not see patients come back years later, with little to no decay in between their teeth.  After all, the thought of incubating food and meat in between teeth at a lovely 98.6 degrees for days and weeks can make even the strongest of stomachs queasy. 

Dealing with FEAR at the dentist!

Teeth are an incredibily  important organ that we use every day.  And yet, many patients don't seek regular dental care until they have a problem or pain.  Not only is it dangerous (an infected tooth can lead to an unplanned emergency room visit and life-threatening conditions) but avoiding the dentist can be more traumatic in the long run because these teeth that have not been properly cared for.  So what keeps people away?  Throughout the years, I have found most that avoid the dentist stay away because they are embarrassed, have had a traumatic dental experience or finances.  Let's delve into some of these!

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