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Does Flossing Really Make a Difference?, Marietta

Does Flossing Really Make a Difference?

Dental Office Marietta GA

Whether you find flossing time-consuming or painful, you probably think of any excuse possible to skip the chore.

After all, flossing can’t make as big of a difference as your Marietta dentist says it does.

Or can it?

The Flossing Debate

Flossing is only one of several elements necessary for oral health. Tooth brushing, rinsing, tongue scraping, and fluoride also affect teeth and gums. You can’t prevent cavities and gum disease with flossing, alone.

Additionally, it’s possible to floss incorrectly. Many people who do floss don’t understand why their teeth aren’t getting healthier. It can seem like flossing doesn’t make much of a difference.

Despite all of this, you still have a very good reason to keep flossing.

How Flossing Impacts Your Oral Health

Bacteria and debris that grow between your teeth and gums put you at risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay. Your toothbrush can’t reach these spaces, but dental floss can. When it comes to flossing, even a little bit can make a difference!

Effective Flossing Alternatives

Cleaning between your teeth can only improve your chances of having a healthy mouth. How you manage to clean between your teeth is up to you.

You can skip the floss in favor of easier, faster, and more comfortable alternatives. For example, you can sweep between wide gaps by flossing with a piece of soft yarn. Reach those back teeth with a flossing device that you can hold like a toothbrush. Or, blast away plaque with water by using a water flosser.

Learn the latest about flossing and get customized oral hygiene advice by planning a visit to Dental Care Center at Kennestone.

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Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.