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Did you know that over 80% of dental patients admit that they don’t floss on a daily basis? Perhaps you count yourself among them. If so, we know your dentist has told you why flossing is such an important routine to develop.

Even though we know that you have already been told time and time again why you should be flossing, we are here to tell you again: FLOSS DAILY! While brushing is important and should be done twice daily, there are places in your teeth that cannot be reached by brushing alone. Flossing is the only way to reach these areas.

If you floss daily, you will help prevent your teeth from developing cavities or tooth decay because you are cleaning the food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Your gums also benefit from flossing, as it helps aid in the prevention of the gum disease gingivitis.

It’s also good to make note that flossing can also aid in preventing bad breath.

It can be a struggle to begin to incorporate flossing into your daily routine. We have a quick couple tips to help you develop a daily flossing routine. First, you can use floss picks or floss handles as an effective way of cleaning between your teeth. This is a nice alternative for people who have difficulty reaching their back teeth with traditional flossing. Second, if you’re the type to forget to floss, you should set reminders for yourself by either using a sticky note on the bathroom mirror or setting a daily reminder in your smartphone/tablet.

By taking care proper daily care of your teeth, you will be sure to have them around for years to come. Please be sure to also schedule your regular check-ups in Kansas City, Missouri, at KC Smile Doc with your friendly dentist Dr. J. Richard Burch by calling us today at 816-822-0990