If you want to floss regularly but are too tired at night, this post is for you. In this blog post from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss, so you can stay on top of your dental health.
- If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.
- Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.
- Before or after you exercise. The condition of your teeth is just as important. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.
- While watching your favorite TV show.
- While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Light some candles and play your favorite tunes for an at-home spa experience.
Just before turning in at night is still the best time. Food particles left on teeth can turn into plaque while you sleep. The bacteria in plaque erodes enamel, creates cavities, and adversely affects gum tissue. It’s best to go to bed with a clean mouth.
Along with brushing, flossing is critical for anyone who wants to have a healthy smile. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, the dental health of our patients is our top priority. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.
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