Your tooth is like an iceberg.
A lot of important surfaces are underneath the gums and in between the teeth where the toothbrush simply cannot reach.
Why Should I Floss?
Brushing is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to keeping your teeth for the rest of your life. Once a cavity takes hold, it is very very difficult to stop. Preventing it in the first place really is the best thing. The picture is of an actual tooth sectioned in half to show you how the decay creeps through the tooth and eventually invades the heart of the tooth, or the nerve. Then we're in the realm of root canals and implants.
Dental Cleanings in Glendale CA
Next time you come in for your semi-annual cleaning, our awesome hygienists will make sure you're hitting all the right areas and can show you the proper technique for flossing. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!