Most of us know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The dentists are Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry remind you that the value of this simple yet essential exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again.
Flossing offers a chance to remove food debris that a toothbrush is likely to miss. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may not compel you to floss regularly. The fear of cavities, gingivitis and gum disease may work for a week or so after a cleaning, but may not instill a lasting habit.
We encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh, just as showering and dressing for the day is a positive way to increase motivation. Flossing can be a opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. Flossing 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! Call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak to schedule your six month cleaning and checkup. We offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make an appointment today to consider whether cosmetic dentistry can lighten your look, dental implants can influence your flair, and general dentistry or Invisalign can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it an outstanding experience!
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