Bowie MD Dentist

Trusted, Comprehensive Dental Care in Bowie

To Floss or Not to Floss? | Dentist in 20715

Dentist Bowie

Dentist in 20715

By now, you have likely seen news reports questioning whether flossing is necessary for your oral health.

Our 20715 dentist wants to answer your question right away with an absolute YES. Cleaning between your teeth is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums.

Whether you use traditional string dental floss, a water flosser, an interdental (between teeth) brush, or other form of interdental cleaning, it is important that you clean between your teeth correctly and on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, in the quest for catchy headlines, many news agencies have been providing a great deal of incomplete and inaccurate information.

Here’s the truth: Plaque and bacteria can be prevented from building up between teeth when flossing is done correctly on a daily basis.

Why does that matter? Build-up of plaque and bacteria between teeth is one of the leading causes of periodontal disease, a condition which not only affects your mouth, teeth, and gums, but has been linked to complications with diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other systemic health issues.

The next time you visit our office, ask your hygienist to show you the most effective way to clean between your teeth. For more information on flossing and interdental cleaning or to schedule an appointment, please contact our dental office in Bowie, MD.

Melford Dental of Bowie
Phone: 301-262-8181
16701 Medford Blvd 306
Bowie , MD 21625

We're Here for You!

Location

Dentist Bowie
16701 Melford Blvd
# 306 Bowie, MD 20715

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Dental News in Bowie

Dentist Bowie

One Simple Treatment Can Save Your Child’s Smile | Bowie MD Dentist

Our dentist might suggest dental sealants for your child during a visit to our office. Sealants are a way to protect your teeth against decay.

Read More >>

Tobacco & Your Teeth: The Risks of Chewing and Smoking | Best ...

Chewing and smoking tobacco are known to cause severe health problems, particularly in the lungs. But the risks to your mouth and teeth can be

Read More >>

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Properly? | Bowie MD Family Dentist

Many people are surprised to learn that, for years, they have actually been brushing their teeth the wrong way. Brushing your teeth the wrong way

Read More >>