Question: I floss every night before going to bed, do I need to floss in the morning even if I didn’t eat anything after flossing at night?
This is a common question many people have. We know that we are supposed to floss everyday, but does the time of day really matter? Most dentists would say yes.
Our teeth are covered in microbial plaque that can eventually cause tooth decay and even greater health risks, such as disease. Removing this plaque is essential to oral health and whole body health. In order to remove plaque before it can turn into tartar and cause serious damage, flossing should be done at least once a day. Flossing at night in combination with brushing will remove most of the food particles that have collected throughout the day. This will give your mouth time to recuperate over night and prepare for the next days barrage of foods and beverages.
Flossing in the morning isn’t entirely necessary if you don’t eat between your previous night’s cleaning and your morning dental routine. However, if you are able to brush after breakfast, than flossing during this cleaning time is beneficial. You can also floss throughout the day if you notice something stuck between your teeth, or eat a food that has a tendency to get caught up between teeth, like popcorn.
For more information about flossing, or to ask questions about your flossing routine, contact the professionals at DentaLux today!