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If you’ve ever visited a dentist, you probably understand that there are a number of things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For example, you may have been told that you should brush and floss every day? While this is true, had you heard that failing to floss well enough could actually lead to several serious problems?

Sadly, if you don’t remove plaque from your teeth, it could harden into tartar. Unlike plaque, you can’t remove tartar from home. Sadly, tartar can also let bad bacteria get below your gumline more easily. Sadly, this could ultimately lead to gum disease. If you have gum disease, you could have to deal with several serious problems, such as premature tooth loss, bad breath, and even shifting teeth.

However, if you have gum disease, your gums may eventually peel away from your pearly whites. Once this happens, the germs and bacteria inside your mouth will be introduced to your bloodstream, which will allow them to travel throughout your body. Sadly, this can ultimately lead to a number of major problems like heart disease and lung disease. Gum disease has also been linked to dementia.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of flossing in Brooklyn, New York, we invite you to give Foster Dental a call at 718-673-8060. Our dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster, and the rest of our team will be happy to examine your teeth to offer you personalized advice. We look forward to meeting with you soon.