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You may have heard that there are a number of things you might be able to do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For example, you probably know that you should schedule an appointment with our dentist once every six months. Similarly, you may know that you should brush and floss–but did you know that failing to brush properly could have a negative impact on your teeth and overall health?

You see, it’s very important that you stop plaque from hardening into tartar. The only way to do so is removing your plaque, but you won’t be able to remove plaque from your entire smile without flossing. Sadly, once tartar has formed, you won’t be able to safely remove it without visiting a dental professional. To make matters worse, if tartar has formed, you’ll be more vulnerable to gum disease, which can affect your gums, your jawbone, and can even lead to tooth loss.

Sadly, there are a number of other issues you could have to face. Once your gums are inflamed, they could pull away from your pearly whites, which will let bacteria from your mouth enter your bloodstream. From there, it will spread throughout your body and could leave you more vulnerable to problems like gum disease, dementia, and respiratory issues.

To learn more about better techniques with flossing in Tomball, Texas, we invite you to contact Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates by calling 281-205-4717. Our dentist, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs, and the rest of our team will be happy to address any of your concerns and help you keep your teeth healthy. We’re anxious to hear from you soon.