July 25th, 2019
Virtually everyone wants white, strong, healthy teeth. But are you willing to put in the effort required? It’s as simple as brushing twice and having a dental floss once daily.Flossing involves the use of a piece of string to eliminate Plaque and food particles that are not removed by brushing. These particles if not removed, may lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends flossing, once daily.
To get a suitable floss, you can check the dental section of your local pharmacy, grocery store, or drugstore. Examples include pre-measured strands, floss picks, waxed/ unwaxed, spongy, and so on. Also, check your choice for ADA seal of acceptance.
Note: it is normal to feel slight unease when you first start flossing but don’t throw in the towel. With continuous flossing and good dental hygiene, the discomfort should stop.
If you experience persistent bleeding or pain that doesn’t stop after a few days, visit a nearby dentist. Like other things in life, no need to overdo it. Just be thorough yet gentle while you floss your teeth. Go now and floss like the pro that you are!