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Flossing is one of the easiest ways to make sure your oral health doesn’t suffer, that you don’t contract cavities and that you keep your gums healthy. It’s also really hard to get people to floss regularly.

One thing our dentists have noticed among patients at Complete Dental Care in Martins Ferry, Ohio is that a lot of them don’t know when the best time to floss is. And that’s actually key to making flossing work the way it’s supposed to.

If that’s been one of your questions, then sit back and take in these quick tips that explain when you should floss.

Floss once a day
Unlike brushing your teeth, you really only need to floss once per day. Some people like to floss after meals, and while that’s a good idea, you actually run the risk of harming your gums if you floss too much. Your gums are easily irritated, and flossing them multiple times a day can lead to swollen, bleeding gums.

Floss at night
Based on the information above, it makes the most sense to floss at night, right before bed. This is the perfect time to clean out all the junk between your teeth so it doesn’t sit and fester overnight. Not only does this help your teeth be healthier, but it also makes a huge difference in your morning breath.

Flossing is incredibly important, and we hope you can all develop great flossing habits. For more information, call us today at 866-471-4028.