How Often Should You Floss?
We know the general consensus around flossing is that people hate it, really despise it, like loathe it. For many, it can cause discomfort, or they just don?t want to waste a couple of seconds of their day weaving thread through their teeth. To be honest, it isn?t exactly one of those activities that are seen as therapeutic as other daily tasks like washing the dishes or deep cleaning a bathroom. Nonetheless, flossing is the center of your oral hygiene and should be part of your daily routine.
Flossing helps prevent:
- Plaque buildup
- Tooth decay
- Bad breath
- Gum disease
Another plus to flossing is that if you are someone who avoids going to the dentist because it takes too long, flossing regularly can help shorten the amount of time sitting in the chair having your teeth cleaned to remove all the build-up from NOT flossing.? Making this a more efficient use of your time.
Now that we?ve established how important it is to floss, how often should one perform this task?
Ideally, someone should floss their teeth as often as they brush, which is after every meal to remove extra particles that would otherwise remain in one?s mouth. Three times a day might be more than you are willing to commit to, but at the minimum once a day will do. Just once a day to help prevent all the icky things mentioned above!
Think of all the simple tasks you perform daily ? making coffee, putting shoes on, taking out the garbage. Flossing should be easy to incorporate into your daily routine and your mouth will thank you for it!
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