Have you heard there isn't any good evidence that flossing works? This is because it is nearly impossible to design a good study that would show flossing, rather than great brushing or good diet was the absolute definative factor that stopped gum disease or decay. We think dental health is a combination of many positive things you can do for your health.
Because we want you to be able to make a choice based on your own thought and ideas about flossing we have put together a list of suggestions to help you make the best decision for your mouth and health:
1. How often should I floss?
The usual recommendation is once per day. This actually breaks up any plaque between your teeth and makes it less likely to cause problems. Please be advised by our staff on your individual requirements. (Because we are all different!)
2. How should I floss?
When should I floss? Either before or after brushing is ok - ask us about our preference!
3. Other ways of cleaning between your teeth
If you find flossing annoying or difficult PLEASE ASK US. We are happy to look at ways to make it easier for you.
You might like to look at flosspics or piksters.
Flossing: Child's play?
Mark has represented his profession in the highly regarded position of ADA VB President and is a consultant in his field, yet he is consistent, approachable and has the highest regard for his patients wellbeing.
Dr Mark Bowman BDSc (Melb)