Most people 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. But does fear have to play a role in San Jose’s commitment to the practice?
Flossing offers a chance to remove 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 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 Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, 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.
It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 408-266-9957. The experienced dental staff at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS knows that flossing can be a concern for their San Jose dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether sleep apnea/snoring can lighten your look, general dentistry can influence your flair, and prepless veneers or dental implants can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it an exceptional experience!
Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 408-266-9957
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