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Flossing is one of the best things you can do to keep your oral health at the right levels. From cleaning teeth to removing plaque, it’s an indispensable part of your oral health routine. Most people strike out in the flossing department, though, because they either don’t do it regularly or don’t do it at all.

Today, we’ll go over a few ways to help you floss like a champ. This includes learning why flossing is so important.

Why bother flossing?
The reason that nearly every dentists in the country pushes flossing so much is that it cleans parts of your teeth that can’t otherwise be reached. Brushing only cleans about two-thirds of a tooth’s surface. Flossing will clean the rest, which means that you’re cleaning all of your teeth that you possibly can. This is critical if you don’t want to develop cavities or other oral health problems.

How do I floss better?
Something that our dentists hear often is that flossing hurts. That’s certainly true if you haven’t done it consistently. The first step to flossing better is to do so on a regular basis. It only takes a few days for your body to adjust to flossing and for your gums to not bleed or become irritated as easily.

After that, you need to make sure you floss at least once per day. The team here at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C. in Melrose, Massachusetts, recommends you floss at night before bed. This eliminates any potential for bacteria to build up and cause problems while you sleep. And it has the added bonus of improving your morning breath, too.

That’s really all there is to flossing better. It’s easy, and it’ll make a huge difference in your life. To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 781-665-5222. Dr. David Solomon, Dr. Joseph Solomon, and Dr. Jared Solomon look forward to treating your smile with the care it deserves!