March 10, 2018
If you’re like the majority of patients, you don’t floss consistently. The first few days before and after your six month dental checkups, you probably floss, so you don’t feel guilty when the dentist asks whether or not you’ve been flossing. Unlike tooth brushing and other oral hygiene tasks that have immediate results, the benefits of flossing are delayed. At first, flossing can irritate your gums or feel awkward. Overtime, you’ll start to see improved oral health, but most patients give up after a few days of irritating their gums. In this post, we’ll explain some of the reasons why flossing is such an important part of your preventive dentistry routine to maintain your healthiest smile.