Myth Busters: Flossing edition

The dentists at Smith Family Dental Solutions in Cary, NC recognize some of the recent publications about flossing. In our office, we pride ourselves in taking the time to educate all of our patients. We also understand that in the normal life cycle of a patient, we may only see you twice a year. As a consumer in any industry, it is best to be well informed of all the current trends and research. In addition to regular visits with Drs. Smith and Stanley, visiting ADA.org (among other sites) can be helpful in staying up to date with all of the information about good oral health. Below is a very useful article discussing the benefits and risks of flossing.

http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/science-in-the-news/the-medical-benefit-of-daily-flossing-called-into-question

While flossing may seem like a bit of a chore, it is, in our opinion, one of the greatest preventative measures in dentistry. Minimizing the risk of cavities between teeth, lowering inflammation of the gums and plaque removal are among the greatest benefits of flossing daily.

In closing, marketing is generally most effective when paired with a celebrity to promote a product (or in this case, a behavior). Let’s see how NFL MVP Cam Newton feels about flossing..

Please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment to address any and all of your dental needs. At Smith Family Dental Solutions in Cary, we treat a wide variety of conditions. We look forward to getting to know you and help you down the path to a healthier, happier smile!