do u floss???
• United States
25 Feb 07
We often get asked questions such as how often should I floss, is flossing necessary, and what teeth should I floss ? Our response is the cliche used by dentists the world over. You should only floss the teeth you want to keep ! You see next to brushing, flossing is the most important thing that you can do to ensure good oral health. Complete system provides absolutely everything you need for fresh breath. Advanced formula toothpaste, mouthwash, and breath spray fight bad breath at the source, for incredibly clean, fresh breath. Guaranteed or your money back. The purpose of both brushing and flossing is to reduce the number of bacteria which inhabit our mouths. Normally, millions of these microscopic monsters call your mouth home feeding on food particles left on our teeth. Ungrateful guests, these bacteria produce acid as a result of their feasting and it is this acid which eats into tooth enamel creating cavities. If this wasn't bad enough, the bacteria also pour out volatile sulfur compounds creating embarrassing bad breath. Normally bacteria are found within a mesh of mucus and debris known as plaque. Regular brushing removes the plaque and the bacteria plaque contains. Unfortunately, many people only brush forgetting that flossing is a key component to any good oral hygiene program. Flossing removes the bacteria that escape the toothbrush by hiding in the tiny spaces in between teeth. Brushing without flossing is like washing only 65% of your body. The other 35% remains dirty ! The American Dental Association recommends that you floss at least once a day. If you do not floss and allow plaque to remain in between teeth it eventually hardens into a substance known as tartar. Unlike plaque which can be easily removed by brushing, tartar can only be removed by your dentist. Which is me, because I hate to floss. The hygenist loves to see me come and I swear she sharpens her tools to remove all the tartar build-up on my teeth. Also, this explains why I have so many cavities.
22 Jan 07
Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque fron berween teeth and at the gumline, where perodontal disease often begins. If you find using folss awkwark or difficult, ask your dental hygienist about the vaeity of dental floss holders or interdetal cleaning devices that are available.