Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Crabtree Dental

Flossing your teeth can be a bit of a chore, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to maintain your dental health. It’s no wonder the team at Crabtree Dental in Katy is constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss!

Flossing is essential, You’ll never hear one of us say ‘don’t worry about the flossing.’ It just isn’t going to happen, and for two vital reasons. Here they are:

1. Bad Breath

Bad breath is something we all worry about. It’s part of our appearance, and we are all aware of how that can influence our relationships.

When we meet new people, meet with others in close quarters, or greet a partner, bad breath is on our mind. We worry about how bad breath affects first impressions.

It makes sense, then, that bad breath would be one of the things you might worry about.

Flossing is a great way to help you prevent bad breath.

Flossing helps prohibit plaque buildup between your teeth. It also helps flush out pockets of bacteria. Together, plaque and bacteria can create bad breath.

To reduce your chances of being caught with bad breath, floss every day.

2. Cavities

Bad breath is no fun, but cavities are worse.

Flossing removes plaque between the teeth. When plaque is allowed to remain between teeth it gives bacteria a chance to destroy the enamel.

Flossing gets the places your brush can’t reach. It also loosens pockets of bacteria that can be removed with a quick rinse.

At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, we recommend flossing your teeth every time you brush. Once a day is your minimum, and nighttime is a good time to floss. We want all our patients to enjoy good dental health. Our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Crabtree Dental:


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23056 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, Texas


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