As someone once said, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.” But flossing is about much more than oral health. While flossing is a simple activity that only takes a minute, it’s a habit that many people find challenging to implement.
The bacteria in your mouth are a cause of heart valve damage and general inflammation throughout the body. That’s why the dentist prescribes antibiotics before any significant dental procedures. It’s to protect your heart!
Since it’s so important to your health, it’s worth the effort to make flossing a permanent part of your oral hygiene routine.
These are the steps to make it happen:
1. Determine when you’ll floss:
This is the easiest part. The only time that really makes sense is immediately before or after you brush your teeth. So, your toothbrush serves as the trigger point.