How Often Should You Floss?
By now, you have likely seen news reports questioning whether flossing is necessary for your oral health.
We want to answer your question right away with an absolute YES. Cleaning between your teeth is essential to caring for your teeth and gums.
Whether you use traditional string dental floss, a water flosser, an interdental (between teeth) brush, or another form of interdental cleaning, it is essential that you clean between your teeth correctly and daily.
Unfortunately, many news agencies have provided incomplete and inaccurate information in the quest for catchy headlines.
Here’s the truth: Plaque and bacteria can be prevented from building up between teeth when flossing is done correctly daily.
Why does that matter? The buildup of plaque and bacteria between teeth is one of the leading causes of periodontal disease. This condition not only affects your mouth, teeth, and gums but has been linked to complications with diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other systemic health issues.
The next time you visit Timothy Roney & Associates, ask your Shelby Charter Township dentist to show you the most effective way to clean your teeth. For more information on flossing and interdental cleaning or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us.