One of the reasons some people don’t floss their teeth every day is that it’s hard for them to find the time. If you’ve found this to be true, the team at Durham Dental Group reminds you how important flossing is to your dental health, and offers up some thoughts about the importance of flossing.
Right before bedtime is the most common time people floss. It’s the best time, too, because it’s a good idea to sleep with a clean mouth.
Should you floss before you brush your teeth, or afterward? This may be a case of six of one, half a dozen of the other. On one hand, we think flossing the gunk from between your teeth before you brush is a good idea. That way, the fluoride in the toothpaste can bathe your teeth in their entirety.
When all is said and done, it really doesn’t make much difference. The important thing is that you floss every day, and that you do a good job of it. Remember, it’s the best way to get plaque and food debris from between your teeth – and plaque is what causes cavities.
There are lots of different kinds of floss to choose from. At Durham Dental Group we think it’s a good idea to shop around, and find the kind of floss you like best. Then make sure to use it! Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!
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