Many people often don’t floss as frequently as they should. Common reasons people don’t floss regularly are because it’s difficult or too time consuming. However, our team at Mountain Aire Dentistry is here to help by sharing a step-by-step guide on how to make flossing a more seamless part of your daily dental hygiene routine.
Prioritizing your oral health is just as important as prioritizing eating healthy or getting adequate exercise. If you’re ready to improve your oral hygiene routine, flossing is a good way to start.
Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, you still need to floss your teeth. Flossing is a way to maintain good dental hygiene because it allows you to clean food and other particles that get stuck between the teeth — areas where your toothbrush can’t reach on it’s own. You can always find an extra minute or two in your day to floss your teeth. MouthHealthy, a blog by the American Dental Association, explains that you should be flossing at least once a day. It doesn’t matter when you do it, as it is purely preference, as long as you are getting it done. They suggest choosing a time of the day that you can squeeze in a few extra minutes. People who become too tired by the end of the day may benefit from flossing first thing in the morning or midday. However, other people might like the feeling of going to bed with a fresh, clean mouth.
There are several different types of floss on the market. Here are the common options:
Healthline explains step-by-step how to floss, with and without braces:
Flossing with braces can be a little more complicated and takes a little more time than flossing without them, but it’s just as important.
If you are due for a teeth cleaning, or just want to have a dental checkup, make an appointment with Dr. Robert Berry and Mountain Aire Dentistry today. Our team is passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain a beautiful smile. Our doctors and staff will make your dental care an easy, relaxed process and listen to your concerns while addressing your needs. We invite you to learn more about us and make an appointment with us today!