Published on 12/10/2022 by Dr Cary Goldstein
Flossing is probably more important than brushing! That’s an extremely bold statement,
but doing the “f” word once daily will save your teeth. You see, the bacteria and food
particles that collect between the teeth are not effectively removed with a toothbrush
(unless you use a RotoDent). This nasty, smelly grime continues to get thicker and
harder until you floss or see your dentist for a professional hygiene visit. Remember, if
your technique of flossing is bad, you may as well not do it at all. So, watch this video to
ensure your technique is the best it can be. Your breath and your friends will thank you.
We have discussed the proper flossing technique and now we need help make it a habit
for you. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTWyx0il01o) It is best to floss every night
before bed since your mouth gets dry during sleep and the ‘plaque’, food and bacteria,
then dry on your teeth. This happens daily so the ‘barnacles’ on your teeth get thicker.
We suggest to try and floss every Wednesday and Sunday when you are just starting
out, so you can begin to develop a good habit. If you find this evening routine difficult
with your schedule, then look for other convenient times to do it. Many people floss in
the car with a handheld flosser. Flossing while watching a show or even in the shower
are all options. Just get this ‘f’ word into your routine before you develop gum disease
and loose some teeth.