If flossing your teeth every night is a chore you’d rather avoid, you’re not alone. Delta Dental reports that fewer than half of Americans floss that often, and 20% do not floss at all. Among the excuses: It’s too difficult, and it hurts.
But brushing your teeth twice a day, as recommended, isn’t enough. Your toothbrush can’t reach all the spaces between the teeth that harbor plaque and bacteria. Plaque that remains on the teeth is what causes tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Flossing correctly once a day helps disrupt the process that allows plaque to form, but the resistance to flossing is hard to overcome. Because removing plaque is so essential to the health of your teeth, and to your overall wellness, we offer our patients an additional option: Tepe interdental brushes.[Read more…]