Flossing is by far one of the most important activities of your oral care routine. Even flossing once a day is enough if you are doing it correctly. Many patients now a days are aware that they need to floss but often find it difficult to fit it into their daily schedules. No matter what time of day it is, when you awaken or before you go to sleep, the important thing is that you are flossing. Flossing at least once a day will keep your oral health in good condition and keep your smile bright.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), interdental cleaners such as floss are an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease in the areas where a toothbrush can’t reach. Interdental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque They also report that only 50 percent of Americans floss daily, 31 percent less than daily and 18 percent don't floss at all!
Why Flossing is Vital:
- Flossing reduces the amount of time plaque stays on your teeth
- Flossing removes plaque around your gum line that a toothbrush cannot reach
- Flossing reduces the risk of getting cavities
- Flossing removes the periodontal bacteria in plaque that can lead to heart attack or stroke
Again, do not confuse the amount of flossing with the effectiveness of it. As long as you are flossing, you are offering your teeth and mouth many benefits. If you need more tips on how to floss correctly, ask Dr. Lucien S. Johnson, III or any member of our Johnson Family Dentistry team. We'd be glad to help you pick up this healthy habit!
About Johnson Family Dentistry
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002