Isn’t it amazing how sometimes a small task can be so hard to do? What if we told you that doing a simple, inexpensive activity every day for 1 minute could help prevent painful dental problems in the future, potentially save you thousands of dollars in dental work, and help you look better? Would you do it?
Of course you would. Now if we tell you that means flossing every day, you may suddenly change your mind.
Is flossing really that beneficial? The answer is yes. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, it is impossible for your toothbrush to clean in between your teeth and under your gums. So unless you have a strict diet of only water, there is bound to be sugar and acid from everything you eat and drink in those areas that ultimately doesn’t get removed by your toothbrush.
Flossing isn’t perfect, which is why you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months, however it does disrupt bacteria and food that is trapped between your teeth and gums, helping to prevent decay. Doing it the same time every day will help you develop a habit and you will get a pat on the back from your Hygienist at your next cleaning.
It doesn’t take long, doesn’t cost much money (in fact you get floss for free at your cleanings) and you can do it anywhere.