Be honest, how often do you really floss? You probably don’t think much of it, but flossing is vital to our health.
It’s easy to forget about this step during our hectic schedules, but luckily it’s a simple process that only takes a few moments of time and gives you a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums!
Flossing is meant to get rid of plaque build-up on our teeth, preventing bacteria from accumulating and causing a multitude of dental issues. If you’ve experienced red or bleeding gums after flossing, you may be too scared to floss again. However, the more often you floss, the less likely your gums will bleed.
Flossing daily, along with brushing for two minutes twice a day, helps remove plaque and reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease — not to mention it leaves you with a clean and healthier smile. So, be sure to make flossing an essential part of your oral health routine!
We often hear the question, “should I floss before or after I brush my teeth?” The answer? The sequence doesn’t matter, just make sure you do it thoroughly! This also applies to what time of day you should floss — some of our patients prefer to do it at night before bedtime, others include it in their morning routines, and even others will choose to do it after a midday meal. As long as you are flossing thoroughly, daily, you’ll be in good shape.
Traditional dental floss isn’t the only effective product for flossing your teeth. In fact, there are many products available should you need something more specialized. For example:
There are also ADA approved electric flossers available for those who may find it difficult to floss by hand.
We love our patients and love to help them form healthy dental life that will last them a lifetime. For more information call us today to answer all of your questions so get an appointment today.