Do you floss every day? Honestly?
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, about 27% (only?!) of adults admit to lying to their dentist about how often they actually floss their teeth. And over a third of those adults surveyed would prefer to do something unpleasant, like clean a toilet or be stuck in traffic, rather than floss!
By the way, periodontology is an area of dentistry dedicated to studying the gums and bone surrounding the teeth.
Flossing is a great way to remove some of the food debris and plaque that can get stuck between our teeth, especially in those areas where our toothbrush can’t always reach or brush efficiently. The longer our teeth are exposed to the bacteria from the built-up plaque, the more prone we are to periodontal disease (disease of the gums) and cavities.
Even though some recent news questions whether we should floss, or not floss, our belief is that flossing is an integral part of daily oral hygiene and that it should be done once a day.
While flossing can be effective in helping to keep our teeth and gums healthy, many of us still don’t floss correctly. Believe it or not, there is an art to the floss – Here are 5 Ways to Master Flossing.
Once the art of flossing is mastered, you will be able to floss without a mirror, in the dark, or even while watching TV. You will become one with the floss.
The road to healthy teeth and gums can begin with one strand. Learn how to master the art of flossing.