Flossing is the most effective way to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria from in between teeth. It is also one of the best defenses against gum disease, tooth infection, and other serious dental health issues.
Despite the claims of some mouthwashes and toothpastes, and the innovative designs and features of certain toothbrushes, there is simply nothing that can reduce the need to floss. Fortunately, flossing is a relatively simple activity and, once you are accustomed to it, one that can be completed in next to no time at all.
During your next cleaning and examination at our Garner, North Carolina office we would be happy to discuss proper flossing technique and to help you make this important step a daily part of your oral hygiene routine.
When to Floss
Flossing can be done before or after brushing every morning and night. Once a day is a good start, but twice a day can better ensure optimal oral health. Depending on the spacing of your teeth, certain types of floss may better meet your needs. Dr. Moore can help you understand your options and which can best meet your needs during your next appointment.
To schedule your next appointment at Moore Family Dentistry, please contact us today. We welcome patients of all ages from Garner, Cary, and surrounding North Carolina communities.