Dr. Bernie Knows Teeth! Questions and Answers

Q: Do I really need to floss?

A: Many people don't realize how important flossing is to your oral health, as well as, your overall physical health. Your dental health is a direct reflection of the health of the rest of your body. Not all dental plaque can be removed by brushing. The plaque that remains can be detrimental to your health if it is not removed. Gingivitis, aka gum disease, is caused by plaque accumulating around and in between your teeth. Bacteria goes hand in hand with gum disease. This bacteria can enter your body and effect vital organs such as your heart. Flossing will help eliminate these harmful bacterium from entering your body and bloodstream. Please floss every day!