Posted .

You really couldn’t live without your teeth. They help you speak, eat, and play a huge role in your appearance and your self-confidence. So with how much they matter, do you do enough to make sure that you’ll keep your teeth with you for the rest of your life?

If not, don’t worry. We have you covered with these tips from our great team at Black Lake Dental in Olympia, Washington.

Flossing – your teeth’s best friend

If you had to guess, how many people would say floss their teeth on a regular basis?

The answer is only four in ten American adults. That’s rather surprising, right? What a lot of people don’t grasp is just how beneficial flossing regularly is. It removes plaque from between your teeth and near your gum line, two areas where if plaque is left alone it can easily cause cavities or more serious tooth decay.

Regular checkups

Along with flossing, you need to come see Dr. Eric Thiede on a regular basis if you want to make sure there aren’t any other serious oral health problems going on. It’s hard to detect cavities when they’re small on your own, but at our office we have the capability to do that.

Your teeth will be with your for your entire life if you put effort into taking care of them. Looking at all they do for you, it should be pretty easy to justify taking the time and energy to properly clean them. We know it can be challenging but the results are definitely worth it.

If you have any other questions, or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 360-915-7353.