A consistent flossing habit can help save your teeth

flossing habitIt’s no secret that regular flossing can vastly improve the state of your teeth an gums, protecting them against decay and disease. According to the ADA, a flossing habit is one foundation for good oral health:

“Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line. Professional cleaning, tooth brushing, and cleaning between teeth (flossing and the use of other tools such as interdental brushes) have been shown to disrupt and remove plaque.”

Of course, knowing that flossing is a good idea and actually developing the daily habit of flossing are two different matters. Creating a new, positive habit takes a bit of time and dedication, but these tips can help: [Read more…]