Did you know that despite reminders and warnings from parents and dentist alike, nearly 50 percent of Americans don't floss regularly?
Studies show that daily flossing might be more important than even brushing your teeth. Flossing keeps your teeth cleaner by removing microscopic food particles and plaque, which in turn keeps your gum tissue healthier too. The supporting tissue surrounding your teeth plays an important role in the "total healthcare" of your mouth. Poor oral health has been linked to a variety of chronic problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia.
To keep your gums in tip-top shape, floss between your teeth at least once a day and use our perio-tooth pick between each tooth, sweeping it along the gum line as you continue onto the next one.
If you're not confident in performing these cleaning techniques, ask our dental hygienist to show you how to execute them correctly.
Don't be shy, most people learn best with a hands-on demonstration and we'd be pleased to assist you.
Dr. Ronald Rosser DDS