The Importance of Flossing

floss-funnyA common dental mistake is that people tend to think that brushing is more important than flossing. Therefore it is not uncommon for someone to brush twice a day and floss only once a week or worse.

However the reality is that flossing is equally important as brushing. While brushing cleans the front and back surface, flossing cleans the plaque and food in between the teeth that brushing cannot reach.

Dr. Trachtenberg recommends a comprehensive flossing every night before bed and anytime throughout the day that food is stuck in one’s teeth. Demonstrations and lessons about the proper way to floss your teeth are available in our office.