Flossing – it’s such an important part of your oral hygiene, but why is it dreaded by most patients?
The benefits of flossing far outweigh the time it takes to floss your teeth. When flossing correctly, you can be in less than a minute and it won’t be painful. When patients don’t floss regularly, they can experience swollen and bloody gums – which can delay flossing even more.
It is best to floss once a day in the evening time. Floss is relatively inexpensive and can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Here are some tips to help encourage and remind you to floss:
- Put your floss in the shower – while you are rinsing your hair, you can floss your teeth
- Buy floss in stock and keep it handy in your bathroom, car, and kitchen
- Put a post-it on your bathroom mirror that says ‘Floss!”
- Teach your kids to floss early — by developing good habits, they won’t think anything different!