Flossing can be an inconvenient and painful which is why only 37% of people 18-24 years old floss. The other 63% are going to the dentist and awkwardly telling their dentist “no” when he/she ask if they floss. Flossing is essential to proper oral health and can actually prevent a lot of oral diseases.
So why are 63% of people not flossing? Because it’s hard and painful? Well, here are 5 tips to make flossing easier and less painful:
It takes about 21 days to make or break a habit. So for your new year’s resolution, just spend 21 days forcing yourself to floss until it becomes a habit; it could save your gums and/or teeth. Make sure to also schedule a visit to Desert Ridge Dental for your semi-annual checkup and to learn how to floss from a professional.