Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We Know You're Lying

Hygienists and dentists can tell if someone hasn't been flossing, even outside of an exam.

You can't hide the inflammation that can be caused by skipping brushing or flossing- the margins of the gums will look red, and bleed when touched.

Put simply: You should floss at least once a day. If your gums still look inflamed, your dentist will want to determine the cause.

Mark S. Wolff,DDS,Ph.D.,Professor and chair of cariology and comprehensive care at New York University College of Dentistry in New York City. (Redbook Magazine - February 2015 Copy- What dentists tell their friends)

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