Most Oceanside men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet critical exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role in Vista’s commitment to the practice?
Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel Oceanside folks to floss regularly. The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after cleaning but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.
At Oceanside Dental Excellence in Oceanside, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh just as showering and dressing for the day is a positive way to increase motivation and initiate flossing into your established routine. Flossing could be a time to think about the foods you are putting into your mouth and consider what improvements could be made to your diet. Living in health-conscious communities such as Vista, Fallbrook, or Camp Pendleton can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breathe on a short walk will feel smooth as you run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.
It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 760-439-3400 The committed to excellence dental staff at Oceanside Dental Excellence knows that flossing can be a concern for their Oceanside dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether Invisalign can lighten your look, implant-supported dentures can influence your flair, and general dentistry or restorative dentistry can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it a terrific experience!
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