Have you heard there isn't any good evidence that flossing works? This is because it is nearly impossible to design a good study that would show flossing, rather than great brushing or good diet was the absolute definative factor that stopped gum disease or decay. We think dental health is a combination of many positive things you can do for your health.
Because we want you to be able to make a choice based on your own thought and ideas about flossing we have put together a list of suggestions to help you make the best decision for your mouth and health:
1. How often should I floss?
The usual recommendation is once per day. This actually breaks up any plaque between your teeth and makes it less likely to cause problems. Please be advised by our staff on your individual requirements. (Because we are all different!)
2. How should I floss?
When should I floss? Either before or after brushing is ok - ask us about our preference!
3. Other ways of cleaning between your teeth
If you find flossing annoying or difficult PLEASE ASK US. We are happy to look at ways to make it easier for you.
You might like to look at flosspics or piksters.
Revised: 1 February 2017
Flossing: Child's play?
At Glenvale Dental Group our philosophy is simple.
We treat everyone as our families and friends, with caring dentistry.
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8am-6pm
240 Springvale Rd
Glen Waverley VIC 3150 AU
Caring, quality dentistry with dentists who live in locally to Glen Waverley - Family orientated
Dr Grant Farmer BDSc (Melb)
Dr Glenda Farmer BDSc (Melb), BDentStud (Melb)
Dr Jonathan Jiang DDS (Melb)
Dr Connie Ng BDSc (Melb)
Dr Melissa Dowling BDSc (Melb) FRACDS
Dr Diane Jacobs DDS (Melb)