“Floss once a day” is something we’ve all been told by our dentists. But do we really know why we should floss? And are we flossing effectively? Here at Skye Dental we too recommend flossing once a day and we want to help all our wonderful patients understand why.
Flossing helps to remove plaque from your teeth. When plaque isn’t removed it can become tartar which is hard and much more difficult to remove. Brushing alone does not remove all the plaque on your teeth, especially in the hard to reach areas in between each tooth and its neighbour. Flossing daily helps prevent the buildup of plaque, making your mouth look and feel cleaner and brighter.
Flossing also has benefits not just for your teeth directly, it provides you with an opportunity to have a good look at your mouth, looking for lumps or bumps that weren’t there previously, any cuts, cold sores, or areas of injury from biting your cheek or tongue. If you notice anything that causes you concern, call Skye Dental on 3823 1896 and book in for an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
Good technique is key to getting the best results from flossing. We encourage you to follow these steps:
Flossing using this technique helps to prevent damaging your gums with the floss. Make sure to visualise flossing to see if you miss anything.
All of us at Skye Dental encourage you to start flossing today! We believe once you start, you will love the feeling of flossed teeth and you won’t want to go back! If you have questions or want to chat with one of our dentists about your oral health call 3823 1896.
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