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Did you know, there are many people who do not like to floss? As a result, their smile suffers harmful and costly consequences that could have been avoided. Flossing is a key ingredient when it comes to fighting off gum disease and keeping your smile in healthy and happy shape. Here at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC in Chicago, Illinois, our team of experts takes pride in helping others have positive oral health, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the importance of flossing.

Gum disease can occur to any smile, many of whom do not even know they have it. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even bone loss. Cavities can also lead to gum disease or cause tooth loss when neglected for too long. That is why it is always ideal to avoid these conditions if we can. Flossing holds the key when it comes to warding off both conditions. The reason is that floss removes sticky plaque, bacteria, and food particles from your smile, between your teeth, and deep along the gum line.

Your oral health is crucial and has been found to be linked to other conditions such as heart disease and stroke. By keeping your smile healthy, you could lower the risk of other conditions from invading your smile. That is why our dentists encourage flossing to keep your smile healthy and strong.

Flossing is important to everyone’s oral health. If you feel it is time for a dental checkup, then please call us today at 773-947-4665 to make an appointment. Our staff takes pride in helping others with their oral care. Dr. William Wilson, Dr. Gary Wegmann, and Dr. Daniel Choo look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!