You probably know that flossing is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But there’s more to the story that we’re excited to share.
Do you make sure you floss every day? If not, you may figure that your teeth are “doing fine” and you are willing to endure some discomfort when you visit your hygienist every six months and get your teeth flossed professionally.
If that’s you, here is a fact that’s sometimes overlooked and may just motivate you to make flossing a healthy daily habit:
Flossing can help improve your overall health.
In addition to preventing plaque build-up and improving the appearance of your teeth, daily flossing makes your gums healthier and less sensitive. Plus, flossing reduces the risk of periodontal disease, which has been linked to heart health.
Now that we’ve addressed WHY you should floss, let’s look at HOW to floss properly.
If you really do floss each day (good for you!), are you flossing with the appropriate technique to maximize the benefits?
Take a look at this short video to see the correct process for flossing:
If you’re not flossing each day, we encourage you to make it a daily habit. And, yes, flossing is important for kids too – and it will help make it a regular part of their routine.
It’s great for your smile and good for your health!