When should you floss?

According to a study done, only 50.5% of Americans follow the recommendation from the American Dental Association (ADA) to floss every day. Of that study, 18% said they never floss. It seems simple, just a small piece of string but why do some people not do it?

Although brushing is essential, flossing helps ensure that bacteria buildup and food particles do not cling around those pearly whites. Your toothbrush does not have the capability or power to remove the sticky-film plaque between your teeth. Flossing also helps decrease the risks of gum disease, tooth decay, gingivitis and a variety of other health issues.

So, the answer to the best time to floss your teeth is anytime. It does not matter if you floss before or after you brush your teeth as long as you make time to do it thoroughly.

Put an end to making excuses and start flossing your teeth every day, not just before your Jackson Dental visit. Give us a call today at 573-243-5200 to schedule regular six-month checkups.