Hello Blog! My name is Allison and I am a media consultant with the Texas Dental Group. Part of my job is to write blog posts that will hopefully get you thinking about your dental health. Before working with the Texas Dental group, I have to admit I never really gave much thought about my dental health. So, in this job I intend to learn a lot and teach the blogosphere about what I am learning. This week, I pondered a much asked question that you may also be curious about. The question is: how often should I be flossing?
According to the American Dental Association (and furthermore every dentist, hygienist, and cardiovascular surgeon on the planet), you should probably be flossing twice a day. Unbeknownst to my employers, I have probably never flossed in my life. The only flossing I do is when I am trying to impress somebody (and when I go to the dentist for my semiannual cleaning). Now, that I have learned this small fact about flossing, I wondered why something so trivial would be so important to my health. Apparently, in addition to getting rid of debris between your teeth (which left untreated can lead to cavities), flossing helps prevent plaque build up. By flossing, an individual can lower their likelihood of gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay and believe it or not heart disease. You see, plaque build up on your gums can enter your blood stream and clog your arteries.
So, instead of flossing when I’m trying to impress somebody, I’ll be flossing twice a day after I brush my teeth. For more information about flossing please refer to this link hosted by the American Dental Association: https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/floss. To schedule an appointment with us, please use the following link: www.texasdental.group/conroe1.html.
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