Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to know that if you can floss with your eyes closed then you can keep your mouth clean and healthy wherever you are. Reader’s Digest suggests that “if you can floss without having to guide your work with a mirror, you can floss in your car, at your desk, while in bed, and before important meetings.” This way you will be able to floss after each meal, which will prevent plaque build-up and other potential problems. You should buy a few packages of floss and keep them in your car, your desk, your purse, your briefcase, your nightstand, and wherever else you think would be beneficial.
While brushing your teeth twice a day will go a long way toward maintaining oral health, you’re not getting the optimal cleaning if you leave the floss unused in the back of your medicine cabinet. Your toothbrush works by physically removing plaque and toothpaste enhances the effect of the toothbrush, but it can’t adequately clean between your teeth or under the gums. This is why flossing is so important. The American Dental Association suggests, “that flossing before you brush also helps make brushing more effective: With less plaque caught between your teeth, the fluoride in toothpaste can get to more parts of your mouth.”
Flossing can also save you money and we all know it pays to take steps to reduce your medical expenses. According to research by the Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP), dental preventive care now can have significant benefits down the road.
In addition to flossing daily, you should visit our dentists twice a year for routine checkups. When you are looking for a dentist in Melbourne, Florida then give Artistic Touch Dentistry a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryam Brazdo.