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Why is Flossing so Important? Elk Grove, CA
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Taking care of your oral hygiene is essential to maintain good overall health. Many people brush their teeth regularly, but they often neglect to floss. Flossing is as critical as brushing (some argue it is even more important) because it helps get rid of plaque and food particles from hard-to-reach areas under your gum line and between your teeth. Below we explain why flossing is so crucial for your oral health.

Prevents Gum Disease

Flossing is an effective way to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that damages your gums and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. When you do not floss, bacteria can accumulate under your gums and between your teeth, leading to inflammation and infection. Regular flossing removes these harmful bacteria and prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar, reducing your risk of gum disease.

Improves Bad Breath

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is a common issue caused by poor oral hygiene. Flossing can help prevent unpleasant odors by removing the leftover food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath, leaving your mouth fresh and clean.

Prevents Cavities

Cavities are caused by the accumulation of plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a film of bacteria that gradually forms on your teeth and can eventually lead to tooth decay. Flossing helps remove plaque between your teeth, reducing your risk of cavities.

Improves Overall Health

Poor oral hygiene can harm your overall health. For example, gum disease is linked to a higher risk of stroke, heart disease and other health problems. By flossing regularly, you can help prevent gum disease and reduce your risk of these health problems.

Schedule Your Dental Checkups with Ora Dentistry

At Ora Dentistry, we believe in the importance of good oral hygiene. If you have questions about flossing or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists, please get in touch with us today. We are dedicated to providing high-quality dental care to our patients and can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Remember to floss at least once daily and schedule regular dental checkups with a dental professional to maintain good oral health.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm