Most people know that flossing is an important part of oral health, and the value of this simple exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role in your commitment to the practice?
Flossing is a chance to remove debris that a toothbrush won’t get. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel folks to floss regularly. The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after a cleaning, but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.
At Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh, like starting the day with a shower. Flossing can be a positive opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. It could be a time to think about the foods you are putting into your mouth and consider what improvements could be made to your diet. It doesn’t have to be about fear!
At Falls Pointe Dental, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and because we know how busy life gets, have evening and weekend hours. Schedule your next appointment today!