Why Should I Use Dental Floss?

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

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. Think you need to floss more? Call our Boise dental office today and we’ll get you scheduled for a checkup to help diagnose problem areas you may have.

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