Our Recommended New Smile New Year Resolution
Another year is upon us – and for the dental-minded, that symbolizes another opportunity to take better care of our teeth! While we did a resolution list last year that we highly recommend you consider checking out, we want to challenge you all again with just one challenge that will significantly improve your dental health: make your New Year’s Resolution flossing daily. Here are some reminders why:
Why floss – especially if I already brush?
This may come as a shocker – while 2 minute toothbrushing sessions 2 times a day is highly recommended, brushing alone only accounts for a small fraction of your dental hygiene! There’s only so much surface area that your toothbrush can handle, and when it comes to some of the harder to reach areas between your teeth and at your gum line, your toothbrush needs a handy trade off with a more specialized tool.
Flossing keeps your gums healthy, your teeth clean, is a critical aid in prevention of cavities and dental related illness, and can definitely keep your breath fresher and keep you feeling confident all day long.
When to floss?
Aside from daily, most people tend to floss at night before they go to bed. You might want to keep some floss handy at work or after meals however. If you’re already in a good routine of flossing, a quick floss here and there can only help your over-all dental health.
What do I do if my gums are bleeding?
While you may find that, over a small period of time, your gum condition may turn around, persistent bleeding gums should not be grounds for you to abandon ship. It could be symptomatic of a larger problem! But we’re here to help. Schedule a visit, and we’ll get you on the path to a better smile in no time.
Thanks for reading! Here’s to a great new year and healthier smile in 2019! If you’re still interested in what else we have to say about flossing, check out this blog post from earlier in the year.
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