Palos Heights Dentist on Flossing Technique
Would you believe that only about 50% of people worldwide floss daily? That means that only 50% of people are cleaning just 60% of their mouths on a daily basis. That’s right. By not flossing, you are missing about 40% of the surfaces of your mouth that can be negatively impacted by bacteria, disease and more. Suffice it to say- your Palos Heights dentist thinks flossing is essential for you.
But why do people skip flossing? Could it be because it is often seen as the more “difficult” or “time consuming” portion of the regimen? Even if it is seen that way, it’s not really true, and shouldn’t be passed over regardless.
If you choose to skip your flossing, you are putting your teeth at risk. Not only can oral health detriments, such as gum disease and decay come on easier—but as can ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and more. Doctors and researchers are finding correlations between all of these health hazards more and more, every day.
So just go come, bust out one of those little disposable flossers and swipe through the teeth quickly, right? Not so fast. There are some technique and timing issues to take into consideration- and for that very reason, we have provided you with this ADA (American Dental Association) approved list of Proper Flossing Facts today.
For more information on the benefit of flossing in your daily regimen, or to schedule an appointment with your Palos Heights dentist- call our office today at (708) 403-9848.