Have You Flossed Today?

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If you haven’t already made flossing a daily habit today is the day to start. Check out why Premier Dentistry recommends daily flossing.

Have you ever felt as though food debris were stuck in between two of your teeth? That feeling can drive you crazy as well as make the gums very uncomfortable. Just imagine what the food debris and particles left there can do to the teeth. While brushing is necessary and recommended at least twice a day, done alone it will not provide the best cleaning.

The places where the gums and teeth meet are where flossing has the biggest impact. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), interdental cleaners such as floss are an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Food debris and plaque are often trapped in these very places. If left the process for tooth decay begins and gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease, can set in. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen gums.

Flossing should be done with ease making sure to not “pop” the floss. Remember flossing is meant to improve your oral health not damage your gums. There are many flossing devices on the market. We suggest finding the one that works best for you.

While it is a widely discussed question to floss or brush first let’s not forget the severity of just getting the job done!

Not only is it recommended to floss daily and brush at least twice a day, but it is important to have a minimum of 2 dental cleanings and exams a year. Are you looking for a great dentist in the South Charlotte area, contact Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC today!