Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Why Flossing Is So Important

Did you know that many people floss don't floss every day, or even AT ALL?  Thankfully, Sandy Johnson of BrightNow.com has collected the most important factors when it comes to flossing:

Flossing is hugely important. Why? It’s simple, really: Flossing gets at the smallest, hardest-to-reach crevices in your mouth—the places where cavities are most likely to develop.
It’s key to preventing gum disease and tooth loss, not to mention it could save you a ton of money on dental surgery. Think about that for a second: A little $2 container of floss and 3-5 minutes per day could save you a bill for tens of thousands of dollars a few years down the road (and a lot of discomfort).
Here are a few quick tips to make sure you get the most out of your flossing routine:
• Use whatever works. Old-school ribbon floss, one of those Y-shaped holders—there are a lot of ways to get into those hard-to-reach areas. Ask your dentist and hygienist if there’s a particular one that’s right for you.
• Work the floss between your teeth gently, in a sort of sawing motion. You don’t want to just jab it in there and risk damaging your gums.
• Once you’re in, pull the floss sideways and scrape off the insides of your teeth in an up-and-down motion.
• Don’t forget the very back of your last tooth! A lot of gunk can build up there, and a lot of people forget it since it’s in the back.
Don’t get us wrong—flossing is a chore. But it’s one of the most important ones you’ll engage in all day.

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