Why should I floss daily?

Flossing your teeth goes far beyond ‘cleaner teeth’. Flossing is very important for your Oral Hygiene and can also save on future dental costs as your teeth will be ‘healthier’.

Whilst certain foods can taste delicious, who wants them left in their smile..

There are various interdental tools available on the market, from ‘string’ to ‘bristle flossers’. There is no right or wrong to which you use, it is a personal preference so don’t be afraid to try different types or ask your Dentist/Hygienist which they recommend on your next visit.

If you suffer with inflamed gums or bleeding gums, then flossing should be an essential part of your daily routine as it will reduce inflammation, bleeding and keep your breath nice and fresh.

There is no rule when you should floss (morning or night) but it is of opinion that bedtime is best.. If you floss before you brush your teeth, this will remove all the plaque and food in the areas your toothbrush cannot reach. It will also allow the fluoride in the toothbrush to reach more open places between your teeth.

Flossing doesn’t have to interrupt your normal routine, 2-3 minutes per day is plenty.

Remember – some flossing is better than none, but daily is always best.

To find out more: You can visit our website www.smddental.co.uk, contact a member of our friendly team on 01273 453109 or ask your dentist/hygienist at your next visit.

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St Mary's House Dental Care
St Mary's Road
West Sussex,
BN43 5ZA

Tel: 01273 453109
Email: info@smhdental.co.uk

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F: 08.10 - 15.30


If you are a patient of the practice and have an emergency, we’ll do our best to see you that same day. If the practice is closed, please telephone 01273 453109 and listen to the recorded message for details of our out-of-hours emergency cover. If you are not a patient of the practice and have a dental emergency, please phone 01273 453109 and we will do our best to provide emergency treatment for you. Please note that our out-of-hours service is only available to our registered patients.


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