It’s generally not too tough to get people to brush their teeth every day. They usually brush in the morning, maybe after meals, and then again at bedtime to remove bacteria before going to bed. What most people don’t do is dental flossing in Anaheim. Even though every dentist in the country recommends brushing and flossing every day, the brushing usually gets done, but the flossing not so much.
What is it about dental flossing in Anaheim that makes people avoid it? The American Dental Association statistics show that more than 51% of people don’t floss every day. In fact, their findings show that about 10% of the population never flosses at all. When you consider how important it is to remove bacteria from your teeth, it seems odd that so many people fail to do this simple task.
People have all kinds of excuses for not flossing. One of the most common is people who think the only time they need to floss is when something gets stuck in their teeth. They probably don’t realize that flossing helps remove plaque that your toothbrush can’t reach. So whether you have something stuck in your teeth or not, you still need to floss every day. Another excuse is that people don’t have time to floss. It’s hard to believe that everyone who doesn’t floss schedules every minute of their day. And you’d think that if they knew how much flossing could save them visits to our dental office (not to mention the extra cost), they’d floss just to avoid those visits.
If you’re one of those people who says it hurts when you floss, it’s probably time to come in for a dental checkup. If your gums bleed or you notice that your gums are swollen after you floss, you may be in the early stages of gingivitis. If that’s the case, we need to take care of it right away. And the most popular answer we hear from patients who are not dental flossing in Anaheim is that they don’t know how to floss properly. We have the perfect answer for that. Come in to the dental office of Dr. Darren Chu and we’ll be happy to show you the proper techniques for flossing. You can make an appointment with our friendly staff by calling 714-637-8003.