Charlotte, NC family dentist Dr. Van Gurp is putting an end to all of the flossing excuses. Flossing is an essential part of removing the plaque from between your teeth on a daily basis yet many patients are still resistant to making it a part of their daily routine. It is important to invest in your oral health and quality of life, especially when flossing is quick, inexpensive, and effective.
Common Flossing Excuses
- Common Excuse: I simply do not have time to floss.
Flossing is more convenient than ever with the use of floss picks. Keep some in your car, in your purse or next to your toothbrush. Take a minute or two every day to floss between your teeth to protect your oral health. Flossing takes less time than checking your social media, watching a tv show, or making a cup of coffee. And remember, flossing for a few minutes a day could save you hours in the dentist chair.
- Common Excuse: It hurts when I floss, so I do not do it.
If you experience discomfort or bleeding while flossing, it may be due to one or two things.
Either you are flossing incorrectly or too hard, or you already have some stage of gum disease. If you need advice on how to properly floss, ask our dental care team next time you are visiting our Charlotte dentist office. We will be happy to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to properly floss. If you experience frequent bleeding of the gums, Dr. Van Gurp can screen your gums for periodontal disease. Dr. Van Gurp provides comprehensive treatment for gum disease to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Flossing regularly can help prevent the advancement of gum disease.
- Common Excuse: My teeth are so close together, nothing gets stuck in between them.
Even if your teeth appear to touch each other, there are still tiny spaces in between that are prime hiding spots for plaque and bacteria. Brushing your teeth only cleans the outer and exposed surfaces of your teeth. Flossing removes the plaque build up that hides in between teeth in tiny crevices. Removing plaque daily can prevent it from causing tooth decay.
Schedule A consultation
Regular visits to the dentist every 6 months can help keep your oral health in check. Dr. Van Gurp will work with you to build a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your oral health and build a beautiful smile. Contact our Charlotte, NC dentist office today or schedule a consultation online.
Posted in: general dentist charlotte