By Sood Family Dental
June 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Flossing  

Flossing your teeth should be an important part of your daily oral hygiene practice. Not only does it make your teeth look brighter, but it also helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar. Dr. Sood is your dentist at Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, and she is happy to answer any questions regarding the importance of flossing.

Flossing Helps Your Gums

Flossing doesn’t only benefit your teeth—it’s also good for maintaining healthy gums. Even though brushing twice each day is a valuable part of your oral hygiene, by itself, it’s not enough to protect you from gum disease, one of the most common causes of tooth loss today.

When combined with brushing, daily flossing removes trapped food particles and plaque, keeping your gums healthy. Although you might not always be in a situation where you can floss directly after a meal, if you can it will make your teeth cleaners and can also help prevent you from excessive snacking.

More Reasons to Floss

As well as preventing gum disease, flossing will also:

  • Reduce your risk of tooth decay
  • Prevent tartar build-up
  • Eliminate bad breath
  • Brighten your smile

Whichever method you use to floss, string, floss tips, or a water flosser, you are benefitting your oral and your overall health. Together, regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your Shelby Township dentist, will keep your oral health in top shape.

Our Current Hours

Because we care about our patient’s safety, Sood Family Dental is temporarily closed for regular appointments. However, we will make an exception if you are having a dental emergency. In this case, you can call our Shelby Township office at (586) 207-1471 to see your dentist, Dr. Sood.


Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

(586) 207-1471
[email protected]

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

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