If you had to answer honestly when the last time you flossed was, what would you say? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a lot longer ago than it should’ve been. This is a concerning issue, since flossing does so much good for your oral health and cavity prevention.
A lot of the problem with flossing is that it’s not done regularly, so when you do floss, it irritates your gums for a few days. Flossing regularly mitigates that, and improves your oral health as well.
How often do I floss?
Once a day is where you should start, and you’ll likely not need to floss more often than that. Before bed is usually recommended, since it gets all of the junk out from between your teeth before spending eight hours asleep. Most any dentist will advise you to do this.
The only time when you’ll want to floss more than once a day is if you feel something stuck in your teeth after a meal. . Dr. Richard Cavallaro advises his patients to do this instead of picking at their teeth.
Why do I need to floss?
Why would our team here at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc in Lemon Grove, California, tell you to floss? Because we know that it makes a difference, and we see its positive effects every day. Your oral health will get such a boost from flossing. Your risk for cavities and gum disease almost disappear.
To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 619-569-1925. We can’t wait to help you.