It's a widely recognised and accepted practice to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a check-up. But many patients do not follow-up with regular flossing and brushing.
As part of a regular check-up, flossing and brushing are essential aspects of daily dental care to maintain good oral health. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line. Flossing disrupts and removes plaque and food in between teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach.
With a regular routine, brushing and flossing will keep your teeth and general oral health in good shape.
Use the most effective dental floss. There are several varieties available and you can choose the one that best matches your personal preference, including waxed, unwaxed, flavoured and unflavoured.
Floss comes in two basic forms:
If you can't floss the traditional way, try flossing with:
For more information on flossing or other dental hygiene practices, please do not hesitate to contact DentalCareXtra. Alternatively, complete the form below, and one of our friendly team members will contact you.