April 8th, 2014
Thinking about skipping out on flossing? Sure, your teeth may feel clean, but lurking in the crevices and depths of your mouth are billions of bacteria, just waiting to create havoc on your teeth and gums. At Smile Brightly, we know that, in addition to professional hygiene cleanings, brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep decay-causing bacteria at bay.
It doesn’t matter when you floss; just do it!
No excuses! Flossing first allows you to brush away dislodged food debris afterward. Brushing first allows you to loosen plaque between the teeth, making it easier to floss more effectively. Try doing both at the same time! (Just kidding; don’t try that at home.)
The important part of flossing is doing it, and doing it right. That means using a fresh strand of dental floss each day (reused floss is gross), and carefully pulling it back and forth between all of the teeth.
Think you can fib your way out of flossing? It turns out, we can tell if you’ve been flossing or not, so don’t try to hide it. We won’t be mad, just as long as you promise to start flossing on a daily basis. It’s for your own good, and ours, since looking at plaque-covered teeth every day is kind of gross for us, too.