Let's face it -- many people are still not flossing. This is a big problem if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Flossing at least once a day cleans between the teeth and under the gumline where your toothbrush can't reach and where most cavities and gum disease start. If you are not flossing, you're missing 30-40 % of every tooth.
If you have not flossed recently, it will take a while before flossing becomes an automatic part of your daily routine. But soon your teeth won't feel clean without it. Don't worry if at first flossing causing slight bleeding and tenderness; but, if the bleeding continues for more than ten days, contact us.
Here is how to floss: Carefully ease the floss between the teeth, right down below the gumline. Gently wipe the plaque from both sides of adjacent teeth. The goal is to arc the floss in a "C" shape following the contours of each tooth.