Chicago IL Dental Office reminds patients the importance of flossing
With correct soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride paste or gel in hand, you go about the discipline of brushing teeth with short tooth-wide strokes for two minutes, two times a day. You repeat this daily to ensure that you clean all surfaces of teeth: outer, inner and back molars used for chewing.
Ways to keep plaque away
When at work, you chew only sugar-less gum after meals to generate the saliva that acts in washing away the acids that bring bacteria causing plaque to the teeth. You eat your healthy fruits and veggies in the ‘war on plaque.’ You are so reliable in keeping to your twice-annual dental exams that you mark the date on the calendar with a rubber stamp.
There may be hesitation, however, during that routine dental check-up when the dentist asks the inevitable question: “do you floss your teeth?” Like a deer caught in the on-coming headlights of a car, you repeat the question to stall for time. Don’t feel bad; many people hate to floss. Without question, flossing does take extra time.