At this point, we all know that flossing is important. Without it, you can’t have the oral health you want – or need – in order to avoid problems like cavities or gum disease. Even with that knowledge, we’re still not all that great at actually following through on a flossing routine.
Here’s the thing – Dr. Isabella Shtulman and the team at Dental Solutions in Hayward, California knows that flossing isn’t always convenient. But if you do it the right way, you’ll see immediate results that will help you want to continue your flossing habits.
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 in your morning breath.
Flossing is incredibly important, and we hope you can all develop great flossing habits. For more information, call us today at 510-782-9942.