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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

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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

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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!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123