Chair Knowledge - The Truth About Flossing
It never ceases to amaze me how much I enjoy my dental appointments at Dr. Grasso's office.... really! You heard me right - I actually enjoy my dental appointments!
I guess that's because I love to learn... and I always learn something new about my health as it relates to my dental health when I'm at Dr. Grasso's. My last visit there was no exception. The hygienist and I were talking about the importance of flossing... not an unusual subject when you're sitting in that chair. And then she said something that changed the way I think about flossing forever. She said "I don't lecture people about it. I just say "Floss the teeth you want to keep."
I jokingly said, "So if I want to keep my front teeth, I'd better floss them, right?" She laughed and said, "Absolutely. Pick the teeth you want to keep and floss them. Don't bother about the ones you won't miss."
That night when I was brushing my teeth and nearly skipped flossing, I remembered what she had said and made sure to floss ALL of my teeth!
So if you're like most of us who either aren't consistent with flossing, or are a little careless, or if you have kids that are... don't bother with the lectures. Simply tell them the truth: "Floss the Teeth You Want to Keep!"
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