One of the single most important things we do for our teeth is probably one of the most hated as well. You all know what I’m talking about. The very same thing that we feel guilty about every time we visit the dentist. You guessed it, flossing. Flossing in between each tooth is the only way to remove plaque and food that sticks to our teeth and our gums. Brushing alone cannot reach all of the hiding spots for plaque that cause us to get cavities. We should floss every single day to keep our teeth healthy and prevent serious problems such as gum disease.
Now, we know how important flossing is, but that doesn’t make it any more enjoyable for us to do. Find the most suitable way to floss for you and run with it. Every drugstore and pharmacy sells multiple types of dental floss: waxed, unwaxed, bonded, etc. It does not matter which you use so long as you pick one. Individual flossing sticks can be useful to carry with you to the office or school. Extended flossing wands are popular to many who don’t love to shove their fingers in their mouth to reach molars. Any way you find that works for you will greatly benefit your dental hygiene. Your wallet will also thank you when it is not paying for cavities, crowns, or root canals!