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Why Floss? Milton, GA

Is a string of waxed thread really that important when it comes to your dental health? Absolutely. If more patients knew the profound benefits of flossing, there would certainly be a higher percentage of Americans who floss on a daily basis. The latest research shows that only 1 out of every 4 Americans floss as they should.

So what is all the hype about flossing? For starters, flossing cleans 35% of your tooth structure that your toothbrush can’t reach. Leaving these areas in between your teeth untouched is an open invitation for plaque and bacteria accumulation. You should know that once plaque accumulates, it will harden into tartar. Once it becomes tartar, only a professional dental cleaning and scaling can remove it effectively. This buildup also puts you at a high risk for cavities and gum disease.

Speaking of gums, they need a thorough flossing on a daily basis. Flossing can clean areas just below the gum line and around your tooth root, a sneaky place for bacteria to hang out and cause infection. Not only can infected gums lead to tooth loss, but periodontal disease is also linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other serious health conditions. So if you think your teeth are clean enough to skip the floss, consider the risk you are putting your overall health in when you stop your oral hygiene routine short.

Another big (and personal) advantage for flossing is fresh breath. The primary causes for halitosis typically originate from poor dental hygiene. The bacteria that sits on your teeth (or between your teeth) emits a foul odor that will exhaust your breath mint supply if you don’t tend to it. Do yourself and your friends a favor and take the time to thread some floss between your pearly whites.

With today’s expansive options in floss, there is really no excuse not to pick up the habit. Patients can choose between waxed floss, unwaxed floss, flavored floss and even electric flossers for those that prefer an easy and minimal effort experience. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we help our patients find the right flossing tool. In the majority of cases, the best type of floss for you is the one that you will actually use!

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.
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