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Benefits of Floss

Flossing is a great habit for patients to maintain a healthy mouth and gum line. The benefits of flossing far surpass the cost or time of flossing. With flossing in mind, companies create and produce whitening floss or stain removing floss to cater to teeth whitening needs.

Dr. Alexander Ash provides dental information to maintain good oral health for patients throughout Southern California

Flossing is beneficial for numerous reasons, including removing plaque, bacteria, and tartar and reducing periodontal diseases, like gingivitis. To read more information regarding flossing and its many benefits, please follow the link to the official Mouth Healthy website by clicking HERE.

Stain removing floss adds a simple, cosmetic approach to oral care maintenance. Whitening floss and stain removing floss do not actually change or affect the color of teeth, it is important for patients to understand this when purchasing floss. Whitening floss removes food particles and plaque that may discolor teeth with microscopic abrasive silica particles. Some brands of teeth whitening floss include ingredients like calcium peroxide that breaks down certain proteins on teeth that may cause discoloration.

Between removing food particles, minor tooth stains, and reducing plaque in the mouth, patients are likely to better the appearance of a smile while benefiting dental health as well.

However, for patients wishing to dramatically whiten teeth, cosmetic dentistry treatments such as veneer installation or professional in-office whitening may be most beneficial. In office, whitening may dramatically brighten a patient’s smile in as little as one visit.