Many people come away from their dentist appointments after being well-advised they should floss more often. This is a very common occurrence as over 80% of people tell their dentist they do not floss regularly!
It gets old hearing how important flossing is, and we know it’s something you’ve experienced time and time again, but we’re going to do it once more: you should be flossing on a daily basis! Simply brushing leaves places uncleaned in your mouth that your toothbrush can’t reach. These areas require flossing.
The spaces in-between your teeth are frequent hosts to leftover food as well as plaque. By flossing, you clean these spaces unwelcome guests hide in and thus protect your teeth from developing cavities or tooth decay. Flossing also protects the health of your gums by aiding in the prevention of gingivitis.
Flossing is also an effective way to prevent bad breath.
For some people developing a daily habit of flossing can be difficult. We understand and are here to help! Here are a couple quick and easy ways to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. First, you can use floss handles or floss picks as a quick and effective method to clean your teeth. Second, if you find it hard to remember to floss, you could try to put a sticky note to remind you on the bathroom mirror or you could try programming a daily reminder into your smartphone or tablet.