Surveys have shown that people who are diligent about brushing their teeth twice a day still neglect to floss. Why is that, what is it about flossing that some people find so intimidating?

A lot of people just don’t know how to floss. It isn’t as easy to do as it sounds and it does take a certain amount of dexterity, but you can learn. Don’t be embarrassed to ask you dental hygienist to demonstrate how to floss properly, she will be more than happy to encourage you. If you suffer from arthritis or another condition that might actually keep you from being able to manipulate a string of dental floss there are pre- strung devices that practically do the job for you. Your hygienist can make recommendations.

Time is of the essence. What with work and family, today’s busy schedules limit the time that we take for ourselves. We just have to make room in the day to do the things that are important to our well being. Serious dental issues can keep us from enjoying our favorite foods, being able to speak clearly or have the self confidence that a healthy smile can bring.

Dental floss is a tool of convenience. You can throw it in your purse or keep it in the glove compartment of your vehicle so that when you have a minute it’s there at hand.

Talk more about preventive measures when you visit Stonegate Dental Care in Parker. Call 720-851-7069 for your appointment.

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