It’s a new year which means it’s time to make new goals!
Did you know 27% of Americans lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth according to this survey. Flossing is the most beneficial method for protecting yourself against Periodontal (Gum) Disease. So maybe we should all consider adding a new flossing goal to our list this year!
Did you know there is a correct way to floss your teeth? Check out the following tip:
“In order for flossing to do its job, you have to guide the floss along the natural curvature of the tooth, downward and below the gumline. Most of us simply slide the floss up and down horizontally between our teeth which completely misses the fundamental objective of flossing.” (For the full article and more detailed information, click here).
Even flossing (correctly) just 2 or 3 times a week has it’s definite benefits. So this year when our hygienist’s at Brookdale Dental ask you if you’ve been flossing regularly, you won’t have to lie!
To schedule a routine cleaning please visit our website, or give us a call at (208)373-0018!
Sidenote: We still cannot believe this crazy Boise weather! We hope all of our patients are staying nice and warm and that you’re all surviving these snowy days!