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According to the ADA, only 1 out of 5 people floss regularly. If you floss regularly, kudos to you, your teeth and gums are probably extremely thankful. It is common knowledge that flossing is as important as tooth brushing or dental exams, so why is there such a big disconnect for so many people? Adult patients report that the two most common reasons for not flossing is simply because they forget and that they didn’t have floss readily available when needed.

Once you become accustomed to flossing as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you won’t want to skip flossing. In case you didn’t know, flossing helps remove plaque and food debris from the tooth surface between your teeth, and it helps keep gums healthy. If you’re not a good or regular user of dental floss, here are a few tips to help make flossing a habit.

Choosing a time of day (either morning or evening) and setting your mind to it, is a great first step. Try to start flossing just once daily before brushing your teeth or during another part of your daily hygiene routine. You can floss while showering or washing your face.  Try placing some dental floss near your face wash or in the shower. In an effort to not forget about flossing, try setting a reminder. If your Smartphone has an alarm, set a nightly or daily reminder to floss. This simple step will help eliminate the “forgetting” excuse.

If you don’t use floss that you like, that could be your problem. Try finding the right tool for the job! There are different varieties of floss; perhaps you just haven’t found the product that is right for your teeth. If traditional dental floss is too cumbersome for you to embrace, try floss picks, a Waterpick or interproximal brushes. You can avoid problematic shredding or breaking floss with other types of flossing products.

If you begin to floss daily, even several times a week the change in your dental health will be notable. Strive to be the one in five and begin to establish good flossing habits today. It’s never too late to start a good habit.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123