Most people remember to brush each day. However, studies have shown a decrease in the number of people who floss. Flossing every day is important to keep your teeth healthy and your gums from bacteria that comes from your teeth. To provide more information on the subject, our dentist, Dr. Scott Lindsay with Peak Dental Care in Centennial, Colorado, is happy to give you some insight.
Listed below are reminders why flossing every day is important to your health:
– Did you know that using the same strand of dental floss can cause contamination? It’s true, so throw out each thread after use.
– The ideal length for a traditional dental floss is about 20 inches long so you can clean between each tooth without having to use the same section more than once.
– If you’re struggling to determine which types of dental floss work best for you, speak with your dentist about product suggestions.
– As an alternative to traditional thread, try using an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser to spray water on teeth rather than using any thread, which can be very backed up for individuals who are older or suffer from joint pain.
– The American Dental Association recommend flossing between your teeth once per day.
As you can see, dental floss is a critical factor in keeping positive oral health. Without flossing, you’re placing your teeth and gums at risk for gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other damage. If you have questions about how flossing, or if you need a dental checkup, please contact us right away at 720-489-0797 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team is eager to take your call and help you.