YOU’VE BEEN HEARING a lot about flossing in the news these days. Recent articles stating that flossing doesn’t do any good for your oral health have left many feeling shocked and confused. As your trusted dental professionals, we’re here to set the record straight!
It all started with an article by the Associated Press stating that the benefits of flossing have been unproven. Unfortunately, haters of flossing were quick to take up their torches and pitchforks against the practice. In response to the Associated Press article, the American Dental Association released a statement saying that flossing is “an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.” And we’re going to tell you why.
Here’s Why You Should Continue Flossing
- Prevent Decay
- Prevent gum disease
- Fresher breath
- Whiter smile (less stain)
- Younger smile (less gum recession)
- Less dental expense
- Less dental pain
- Less time away from work or family life
- Healthier Heart (bacteria from gum disease has been linked to certain types of heart disease).
- Maintains health/condition of dental restorations
Having a healthy mouth allows you the opportunity to maintain a nutritious diet thereby increasing your chance for vitality and longevity!
We Care About Our Patients
We only recommend flossing because we care about your oral and overall health! Through our years of experience, we’ve seen the difference that flossing can make. So, ignore the headlines and take it from the professionals: flossing works! Keep up the good flossing habits and we promise you’ll feel the difference.
If you have any questions about Flossing, let us know by calling and making an appointment today! (256) 837-1200. We love to answer any questions you might have about your family’s oral health care needs.
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our Divine Family!
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.