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Brushing Or Flossing: Which Is Most Important?

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Dr. Gore shares if it more important for you to brush or floss your teeth when you awake in the morning.

Dr. Gore:
A patient who asked me about, you know, the ability to only brush or floss three times a week, I since have told him, if you are stranded on a desert island and you only had one thing – brush or floss, I would pick the floss. It’s much more important to remove the food particle or anything that’s in between the teeth because that’s the hard area to get to than it is to brush around. So flossing is more important for the person who wants to only do this three times a week.

Some people are just luckier than others. Genetically speaking, some people are a little bit more prone to having periodontal disease because of bad genetics, unfortunate genetics. Other people are not as prone to experiencing periodontal disease because they’ve got some good genetics going for them just what gives them strong enamel and healthy gums.

About Dr. Rod Gore, D.D.S.:
Scottsdale dentist Dr. Rod Gore is a Northwestern University graduate and has been in practice for 14 years. He is one of 210 dentists worldwide to receive accreditation status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. He is committed to advancing his education to provide the latest techniques and technology to Scottsdale Dentistry patients.

Visit Dr. Gore at his website

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