Most Missoula men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet essential 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 Missoula 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 Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD in Missoula, 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 Frenchtown, Orchard Homes, or Wye can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breathe on a short walk will feel smooth as you run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.
It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 406-728-0896 The friendly dental staff at Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD knows that flossing can be a concern for their Missoula dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether restorative dentistry can lighten your look, laser dentistry can influence your flair, and implant-supported dentures or porcelain veneers can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it an extraordinary experience!