Why Does Flossing Make a Difference?

How many cringe at their dental hygiene appointment when the hygienist asks “have you been flossing?” and then, “how often?” You slink back into the chair and hope she will move on to the next subject before you answer.

If you are one of those people that does not floss regularly, consider this. Would you only wash 1/2 of your dish after dinner and put it back into the cupboard to use again? If you do not floss your teeth, you are essentially doing the same thing as you are leaving up to 35% of your tooth surface untouched and uncleaned. The highest quality toothbrushes are not able to completely get between teeth which is why floss is needed to get into those tight spaces and remove bacteria and disease that can cause infection. Daily flossing helps prevent gum disease, remove plaque, prevents cavities and benefits your overall health!

Are you motivated? We are here to help. Please talk to our hygienists at your next appointment and let them demonstrate proper technique and type of floss best suited for you. It is our goal to help you with good at-home dental hygiene routines with many helpful tips to make flossing easier. Happy flossing and see you at your next visit!