"Why flossing is an absolute must in
preventing the severe consequences of gum disease"
Why YOU don't do it
One of the most important
weapons against gum disease is flossing. Most people
who have gum disease do not floss properly. You miss
nearly 40% of your tooth surfaces when you brush without
flossing!! Imagine washing only 60% of your body, while
missing the other 40% day after day. Sooner or later,
people will notice.
The same thing happens in your mouth. Bacteria
continue to build up in the areas you miss everyday,
leading to gum disease. Dentist suggest that you floss at
least once a day, night time is best, but it is better to
floss each time you brush.
Many people don't floss because they don't like
the mess. Yet several new products make flossing quick
and easy. If you have trouble flossing or if you just do
not like to floss, try using an oral
Oral irrigators are an easy alternative to
flossing. They produced a pin point stream of water which
you can use to clean between teeth and beneath the gum
line. When you combine oral irrigators with special
anti-bacterial rinses like ClosysII Mouthrinse, you have
an extremely powerful weapon against gum
The Braun OralB 3D / Braun Oxyjet oral irrigator
combination unit is a great value because it combines an
electic toothbrush with an oral irrigator into one
convenient money-saving unit.
Electric flossers are also easy, convenient ways
to floss without the mess.
REMEMBER: Dentists tell you to floss,
but they make a lot more money when you don't.
In addition to brushing and flossing, make sure
Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year
Your dentist plays a crucial
role in the prevention of gum disease. Although some
people experience bleeding gums, loose teeth, or bad
breath when they have gum disease, for others, gum
disease is often "silent". This means they may not
experience any pain or other symptoms until significant
damage has occurred. During routine checkups, your
dentist can detect gum disease early and remove tartar
build up. Early intervention can effectively treat gum
disease, protecting your health.
Next... We'll look at incredibly effective
tools that help you fight gum disease