Most Upper Arlington 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.
Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. Being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel Upper Arlington 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 Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh. Just as showering and dressing for the day. It’s a way to increase motivation and include flossing into your established routine.
Flossing can be a positive opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. 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 Grandview Heights, Hilliard, or Dublin can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breathe on a short walk will feel smooth as your run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.
It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 614-451-2100 The caring dental staff at Mark A. Miely DDS knows that flossing can be a concern for their Upper Arlington dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At Mark A. Miely DDS, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether cosmetic dentistry can lighten your look, 6-month smiles can influence your flair, and general dentistry or sedation dentistry can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it a phenomenal experience!
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