We recently read an article in The Guardian about whether flossing was a waste of time. Obviously as Dental Professionals we feel very strongly that flossing is anything but a waste of time and should always be part of your Dental Hygiene routine and here’s why as reported by our Hygienist Niamh:
Reports that flossing can actually be damaging to oral health are incredibly misleading.
Tooth brushing alone will only clean three of the five surfaces of our teeth, so cleaning between your teeth is an extremely important part of your oral health regime. Flossing helps to prevent gum disease and tooth decay by removing plaque from any areas missed by brushing alone.
The Dentists and Hygienist here at Newport Pagnell Dental Clinic advise their patients that regular interdental cleaning with floss or interdental brushes is an important oral hygiene regime.
If you have any concerns or questions you should contact your Dentist or Hygienist. We can also provide guidance and tips on how to floss effectively – ask for a demonstration to check the correct technique at your next appointment.
Here’s the article we are referring to: