Don’t you just love that fresh, clean feeling that comes right after you brush your teeth? That feeling of cleanliness is a big part of why some people say they “love” to brush their teeth. It’s a refreshing way to start and end your day.
But what if we told you that you can get an even better feeling by adding flossing to that routine? Dr. Steven Rodriguez & Associates at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Flint in Flint, Michigan see firsthand what happens when patients follow regular, direct flossing routines. That’s why they recommend you do the following to help you learn to love flossing. Your teeth will thank you for it!
Floss once a day
Unlike brushing your teeth, you really only need to floss once per day. Some people like to floss after meals, and while that’s a good idea, you actually run the risk of harming your gums if you floss too much. Your gums are easily irritated, and flossing them multiple times a day can lead to swollen, bleeding gums.
Floss at night
Based on the information above, it makes the most sense to floss at night, right before bed. This is the perfect time to clean out all the junk between your teeth so it doesn’t sit and fester overnight. Not only does this help your teeth be healthier, but it also makes a huge difference on your morning breath.
Flossing is incredibly important, and we hope you can all develop great flossing habits. For more information, call us today at 810-720-6433.