If you’re like many people, you brush at least two times a day – but you rarely floss. If ever. If you are one of those people, you are at greater risk for cavities and periodontal disease. That’s because it is tough to remove food debris and bacteria from in between your teeth with a brush. Flossing is the best way to remove those problematic substances.

If you’re uncertain of the best flossing technique, ask us at your next dental exam. We’re happy to show you! In the meantime, you can see how it’s done by watching this video from the American Dental Association. The video also shows some products you may find make it easier to floss, like floss picks and interdental brushes. We’re can discuss those products with you as well, so you can select the ones that work best for you.

Call us today at 248-972-8720 to schedule an appointment at Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI.