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You may never have thought of flossing as something all the “cool” kids are doing. And you know what? Most of the “cool” kids we remember from high school probably aren’t flossing.

But the kids who have great health – both oral, and throughout the rest of their body – are flossing. If you want to really show off to your old high school buddies, a great smile is a good place to start.

But you can’t have that kind of smile without flossing. Unfortunately, not everyone is great at flossing. That’s why our team here at Granger Family Dentistry PC in Granger, Indiana put this post together. We want to help you understand why it’s so important.

No tartar
Tartar is hardened plaque that accumulates along your gum line. As you can probably imagine, that’s not good for your gums. In fact, tartar buildup leads to gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. That’s obviously not an issue you want to deal with, and flossing removes that possibility from ever happening.

No cavities
Coupled with good brushing and mouthwash habits, flossing helps make sure your mouth is cavity free. By getting into the nooks and crannies a brush can’t reach, floss gets rid of the debris and germs that linger after other cleanings and cause cavities.

We understand that flossing isn’t always the most enjoyable activity, and that it can add a few minutes to your morning or nightly routine. But we promise that it’s one of the most important things you can do to make sure you don’t suffer from bad oral health.

To learn more about how important flossing is, call Dr. Thomas Anglemire and Dr. Ross Schafer today at 574-277-5406.