Many residents of the Elgin, St Charles IL, and Bartlett IL area are finding that they just don’t have time to floss and that it’s difficult to fit it into their daily schedule, but it’s an important factor in preventing gum disease. If you’ve found this to be true, here are some ideas for when to fit this important dental health habit into your day.
The most common time is right before bed, but make sure your aren’t too tired to do a good job.
Right when you wake up is also an option, but if food is left between teeth all night, it has a chance to turn into plaque.
Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.
Floss while you are in the car sitting in traffic. It’s easier one-handed with the pre-strung floss pics. (You might get some strange looks from other drivers, but it’s worth it.)
After you exercise – keep some floss in your gym bag.
While you’re watching the nightly news.
I hope this gives you some ideas to help you make flossing part of your daily routine. Flossing is essential for anyone in Elgin or St Charles IL who wants to have a healthy smile.
If you want to improve your smile, look into cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, invisible braces, teeth whitening or Elgin dental implants.
My name is Dr. David Rice and I am a comfortable Elgin dentist. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as well as helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.
We are currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 847-741-2353 to make an appointment!
Dr. David Rice
David A. Rice, D.D.S.
1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1