Some reports suggest that daily flossing can actually add seven years to your life! If you’re not flossing, you’re missing about 35% of your tooth surfaces. Research has shown that flossing, along with brushing, is the only way to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar that cause periodontal disease. To encourage a regular flossing regimen, it’s important to find the flossing device that works best for you. Some people find that waxed floss is easier to use than unwaxed. You can try different floss thicknesses, or even dental tape – a wider floss that works wonders for people who’ve had bone loss and gum recession. Floss holders can also make a big difference, and threaders are designed for use with bridges. Ask us for a flossing refresher and product recommendations!