Many people don’t really think much of flossing these days. They often believe that brushing alone will keep their mouths healthy, but this isn’t true. Brushing helps keep oral health in good standing, but it can’t do the job alone. Flossing is just as vital as brushing. It helps keep the spaces between your teeth free of harmful bacteria, food particles and more. When a patient chooses not to floss their teeth, they’re practically inviting bacteria to multiply and throw a party in your mouth. Flossing helps break up this party for good and keeps those hard-to-reach areas for toothbrushes clean.
There’s no need to feel embarrassed if you’re unsure of the proper way to floss your teeth. It’s never too late to learn, and now is a great time. True, you won’t experience a disease overnight if you don’t floss your teeth, but if it becomes habit then you will end up with a dental problem on your hands. Our Rocky Hill, CT office has plenty of additional dental services that can help keep your oral health operating at maximum efficiency. Dr. Michalski is the dentist Rocky Hill, CT residents can trust to keep their oral health in excellent standing.