The Importance of Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing is one of the keys to excellent oral health. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), everyone over the age of 10 should floss one or more times per day. 

When you floss, you remove plaque from areas that your toothbrush misses. If plaque is not removed, it will harden and turn into tartar which is impossible to remove by brushing alone. Flossing also helps protect against cavities and gum disease.

We understand how hard it is to floss daily. Pick a time of day that works best for you – many people floss before bedtime as part of their routine. Using a water flosser can help you better fit flossing into your schedule. Studies show that water flossing may even be better than flossing with dental floss. 

Flossing is vital for children also. As soon as your child has two teeth that touch, you should floss his or her teeth. Keep in mind that most children are not able to floss correctly by themselves until they are at least 10 years old.

Call Dr. Walters for preventive, restorative, or cosmetic dental care. We’re near both Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio: 614-662-2082