Most Derry 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. But does fear have to play a role in Manchester’s commitment to the practice?
Flossing removes bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel Derry folks to floss regularly. The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after a cleaning, but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.
At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh just as showering and dressing for the day is a positive way to increase motivation and initiate 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 Londonderry, Windham, or Chester 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 603-276-1000. The high tech dental staff at Vanguard Dental Group knows that flossing can be a concern for their Derry dental patients, and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At Vanguard Dental Group, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether dental implants can lighten your look, clear braces can influence your flair, and porcelain veneers or restorative dentistry can ease your insecurities. Ask about sedation dentistry to calm your anxieties. We aim to make it an extraordinary experience!
Drs. Rothenberg and Moskowitz
Vanguard Dental Group
19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire 03038