We understand how annoying it can be to keep hearing Stephen, Jill or Jemma talk about flossing, but there are many reasons why it is important.
Develop a Stronger, Healthier and Brighter Smile
• Plaque is one of the major causes of gum disease, and if you don’t floss regularly you are not cleaning almost 1/3 of the tooth surface.
• Try using a good quality waxed floss to make it easier to slide through tight gaps
• Flossing daily can not only improve your oral health but can warn off heart disease too as it reduces the amount of bacteria entering your blood stream
How to Floss Correctly
Curve the floss against the side of the tooth in a ‘C’ shape and then to wipe the tooth from under the gumline gently to the tip two or three times, repeated on adjacent and subsequent teeth.
Take a look at the video below to learn how to floss your teeth properly:
Did you know?
• Floss was invented in 1882 and was originally made form silken threads
• The average person uses 122 yards of dental floss every year
• Women floss more than men
To protect your teeth and gums, brushing and flossing every day is necessary. Dental health problems do not just affect your mouth, but can also have an impact on your overall health. Be sure to click here to learn how to properly floss your teeth.