Flossing

Flossing is the most neglected preventative measure available to people, yet it is one of the most important in your regime. Floss gets where the toothbrush cannot reach: in the warm, dark, moist spaces between the teeth where bacteria thrive. Did you know that if you don’t floss you are missing 35% of your tooth’s surface?

Floss is merely a cord which helps loosen and dislodge the bacteria and food debris from between the teeth. It also acts to increase the blood circulation to the gum tissues, allowing natural healing agents to arrive at the scene of infection.

Dr. Mehrabani and Dr. Gordon recommend that you practice flossing once a day. The ideal time is at night just before you go to bed, as this is when your mouth tends to dry out and be most susceptible to bacteria. However, anytime of the day is better than never!