Flossing is the last thing anyone has time for. Dentists tell us we need to floss after every meal but who has time for that? Flossing takes time since we are not practiced at it. What if we are all just doing it poorly? So, I am here to tell you the secret to flossing. First, let me say that it is important for you to floss. This blog is full of reasons that keeping your teeth healthy can be better for you. I will not go into lengthy detail about the benefits. If you want to know more read our previous blogs, but the just is that flossing removes plaque in your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Kids should start flossing when they have the ability too. Anyone who has flossed knows that it does take some amount of manual dexterity to floss correctly. If you have two teeth that are touching then it is a good idea to floss between them.
Some people will debate whether It is better to floss before or after brushing, whether flossing after each meal or just three times a day is best. Many different theories on what time is best or flossing. The best time for flossing is anytime that you will floss. If flossing in the morning, or night works best for you then that is the best time. I recommend this simple step by step process to floss.
checkups will decrease the chances that your permanent teeth will need to be replaced. Having to replace your permanent teeth can be costly and who doesn’t want to keep their own teeth? Also helpful is that your smile will be bright and white. Having a great smile will boost your confidence since regular cleanings will help remove stains on your teeth. Sometimes toothbrushes won’t remove food in hard to reach places. These bits of food can cause bad breath. Having a checkup and a cleaning will remove all possible bits of residue or unwanted matter in your teeth. Making sure your breath smells fresh. One of the most important aspects of a regular checkup is that your dentist can detect anything of possible concern. This is your dentists time to identify anything that may cause your issues in the future. This means that preventative action can be taken to mitigate any of your future discomfort. Without this regular checkup then the dentist can’t do his or her job well. Schedule your regular checkup today and start gaining all the benefits!
The Progressive Team