You’re lying back in the dentist’s chair with your dental bib around your neck and the bright dental operatory light directed right in your eyes. Your dentist begins your checkup by poking around with their tools. Then comes the dreaded question: “Have you been flossing?” You sheepishly respond, “Yes, of course,” knowing good and well that the last time you flossed was when you saw this same dental hygienist six months ago. You know what they say, lying through your teeth doesn’t count as flossing.
Flossing is a crucial aspect of oral hygiene and should be conducted on a daily basis, along with brushing your teeth. If you feel that flossing is just too inconvenient and difficult, you might not be doing it correctly. Take a look through our helpful guide to flossing to see just how simple the process can be.
Flossing each day will reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Follow these steps in between each of your teeth at least once daily. It doesn’t matter when you do it — morning or evening, before or after brushing your teeth. All that matters is that it gets done! Just imagine the satisfaction you’ll feel at your next dental checkup when you can answer honestly about your flossing habits!