Your Conway dental team wants you to maintain your pearly whites, which is why we always remind you to brush twice daily and floss every day. When combined with regular dental cleanings, your teeth and gums stay their healthiest.
Do Adults Really Need Reminders?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of all Americans do not floss at all, and 37 percent don’t floss every day. The American Dental Association recommends daily flossing to prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and a recent report by CNN suggests that frequent reminders as well as information about the usefulness of flossing helps patients be more motivated to stay on track.
Flossing gets in between teeth to remove small particles of food that create plaque on your teeth. Over time, plaque turns into tartar, which is a hard substance difficult to remove from your enamel. Tartar leads to gum disease and tooth decay.
Ask Your Dentist for Proper Flossing Techniques
Make an appointment today with Dr. Allan Mulandi at Eastern Slope Dental for dental care. Our Conway dental team will help you keep your smile throughout your life.