Posted on 4/15/2019 by Sean Saghatchi
|Two of the keys to keeping your teeth and gums healthy is brushing and flossing daily. It is easy for people to remember to brush their teeth twice a day, but that is not always true when it comes to flossing.
People seem to skip this part of their oral hygiene routine more than they should. They know they need to floss, but seem to find some excuse not to do it. It is time for people to stop using these excuses when they fail to floss.
Overcoming the Excuses
It is important to realize what people say when asked why they don't floss. They give a reason that they think is good. What they don't realize is that it is just as easy to overcome their reason. A little knowledge can make the excuse go away. There are often simple solutions to these common excuses.
Many people claim they don't know how to floss. This is often true, but it is not a good reason to avoid flossing. Our dental professionals are happy to show a person how to floss properly. The internet can also provide help to learn the right way to floss.
Another common excuse is a person says that their gums bleed when they floss. This does happen, but there are a few reasons for the bleeding. It is common that when a person first starts flossing, they may notice a little blood for a couple of weeks. The more they floss, the less of a problem this is.
If the bleeding continues more than a couple of weeks, it is worth visiting our office to see if there is another problem. Bleeding is also a result of flossing too hard. Learning the proper technique can help with this.
People also claim they can't get to their back teeth. This is often true, but we can teach people with this problem how to reach those back teeth.
The most common excuse is also the most ridiculous. People say they don't have the time to floss. It only takes a few minutes and it prevents you from spending more time visiting our offices later. It is too important to make the time than it is to use this excuse.
Flossing is an important part of a good oral hygiene routine. People need to stop making excuses and get to flossing.
For more information about his, contact the dental professionals at our office.