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It is no surprise that flossing gets ignored, skipped and neglected more than any other dental hygiene chore. However, if people actually understood the serious consequences of not flossing, things would likely change. Flossing should never be taken lightly, In fact, according to many U.S. dentists, flossing is one of the most essential elements to proper oral hygiene!

Brushing is certainly critical to your oral health. However, there is simply no way for your toothbrush to reach all surfaces of your teeth. As much as 35% of your tooth surface is missed when your brush your teeth but skip flossing. That’s because the sticky and filmy substance of plaque can build up in tight spaces in between your teeth and just under the gum line, and flossing is the only way to effectively remove it.

If this plaque is not removed on a regular basis, you’ll be well on your way to gum disease. If you notice that your gums look red, swollen or bleed easily, you may have gingivitis because bacterial plaque was allowed to cause inflammation in these soft tissues. When gum infections are left untreated, periodontitis and tooth loss can result. Unfortunately, the damage doesn’t stop there, gum disease can enter your bloodstream and affect the heart and lead to stroke, diabetes and more. Flossing may seem like a minor chore, but it can make a major difference in your overall health!

Do you dread the dentist because you hate to have your teeth scraped or because your gums bleed easily? Start flossing! Daily flossing can significantly improve your routine dental visit experience.

At Crabapple Dental, we have a full menu of gum disease treatments, including deep scaling and root planing which is basically a deep cleaning for your teeth and gums. However, the most important change you can make in restoring your gum health is to floss. With today’s expansive options in floss, including various flavors, types and tools, there is really no excuse not to get this job done.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123