Home Oral Care Routines Are Essential For Women, Children – And Men Too!
Because you can’t see a dentist every day, nothing is more important than a home oral care routine that ensures your teeth are clean as much of the time as possible between dental visits. As we showed you on social media, nothing is more important than flossing – no matter who you are.
Whether you have the luck of the Irish or are unlucky enough to have seasonal allergies that make you susceptible to pollen and its inflammatory impact, you need to brush regularly and floss at least once – or preferably twice – a day.
It was also a stats-heavy week on social media as we explained that:
- 57 percent of children have had a cavity
- 21 percent of adults have periodontal disease
- 30 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed if you don’t floss, and
- Women are more likely than men to floss.
Whether it’s summer, winter, spring or fall, flossing reaches food debris and other icky gunk stuck deep between teeth, often in gum pockets where bacteria can set up colonies and start attacking your teeth. If you don’t floss, you run the risk of letting this harmful situation get established before your next dental cleaning.
At a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist removes all the gunk – including plaque, hardened tartar and anything else that shouldn’t be there. The dentist also looks for decay, oral cancer and other problems while you’re in the chair. A final polish smooths the tooth surface so harmful stuff is less likely to stick.
Working together, you and your dentist can establish and maintain excellent oral health for you. And flossing is an important part of that for men, women and especially children, who benefit for a lifetime when they learn good habits early.
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