As a dentist, I’ve heard every reason in the book why people don’t floss. And, for every reason, there is an even better one why they should!
Flossing removes food particles that become wedged between teeth. It also helps remove the sticky buildup of bacteria that forms plaque. Keeping oral bacteria at a minimum helps to prevent bad breath, cavities, gingivitis and gum disease.
Everyone can floss easily with some basic pointers and a little practice. For easy flossing instructions, check out our Flossing Made Simple video:
Once you get into the habit of daily flossing, like most of our ‘flossing patients,’ you’ll likely find that going a day without flossing makes you uncomfortable.
Our Hygienists are terrific instructors. Their goal is to help you avoid problems in the first place! And, flossing is an effective means of doing so. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to arrange a dental cleaning and exam.