Did you know that an estimated 25% of us lie to our dentist about flossing our teeth every day? Many people rank doing their taxes higher on their scale of desirable activities than flossing their teeth. And yet daily flossing is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do at home to prevent bad breath!
Simply brushing your teeth will not completely clean each tooth. If you’re not flossing daily 40% of the surface of each tooth is not getting clean. Food particles are easily caught between teeth and around gums. And that’s the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes bad breath. In addition, not flossing can eventually cause gum disease and tooth decay, two more causes of bad breath.
We’re here to help you incorporate daily flossing in to your daily routine! Ask us at your next checkup.