Why Should I Use Dental Floss?

Modern Dental in Boise’s very own Dr. Wagner discusses why dental floss is so important to use:

Hi I’m Dr Wagner from Boise’s Modern Dental and I’m here to answer the question, “Why should I use dental floss?”

Well, there’s a very simple answer to that. When I went to dental school I had never used floss before and I was diagnosed with ELEVEN cavities.

Now at dental school I realized the importance of dental floss. And that is, it doesn’t matter how much you brush, there is always a spot between the teeth that you can’t get to with a brush or even a rinse.

You must break the contact of the teeth with a piece of floss, to disrupt the bacteria that grows between the teeth.

Once I learned that I have never missed a day of flossing in my life for about 20 some years, well almost 20 years.

And I haven’t had a single cavity since that point.

So, “why should I use dental floss?” To disrupt the bacteria that is between the teeth that is not accessible by either a toothbrush or a rinse.

Thank you. I’m Dr. Wagner from Modern Dental.

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