Science. Facts. Research. Don’t worry about it.
The point is- you need to do it. Your dental care (possibly your friendships) depends on it.
A report published by the American Dental Association, dated August 3rd, 2016, had this to say on flossing:
“In its statement the ADA said: “Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease from the areas where a toothbrush can’t reach. “Interdental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque build-up.”
“Toothbrush can’t reach?” Right. Between the teeth, and in the depths of the gum line. Imagine this: you ate a great dinner. Steak, potatoes, vegetables… perhaps a salad beforehand. You finished with a nice piece of chocolate cake. A leisurely brushing preempted bedtime, and you headed to lala land for an 8 hour slumber. Eight hours for the left behind food particles- of which their are many, no doubt, after the steak, romaine, and the rest of your smorgasbord compounded itself into an oral compost. Your mouth- akin to a Petri dish- with a full classroom of bacteria, present and ready to show you how to lose friends and alienate people.
Now what does that do to your mouth? Your breath?
If you had flossed, prior to brushing, the cleaning agents in the toothpaste and the mouthwash after, would better be able to eradicate any of the would-be bacteria that would otherwise be present.
You would wake up fresher, with a mouth less likely to be at risk of plaque, gingivitis or other ne’er-do-wells.
Flossing is so very important. And today, you’re not restricted to the conventional flossing methods, as other options are plentiful in the marketplace.
Ask your dentist today, for a solution that would work best for you.
Flossing could easily become a part of your routine. Try it today.
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