Keep This In Mind When You Floss

by Steve Mitchell

Whoops! 

I wasn’t careful today and I accidentally learned something.

I’d gone in for a followup periodontal checkup/cleaning.  It turns out my gum health is pretty good, thank you.

But, here’s what I learned:

When flossing, you should also floss behind the back teeth.

What?

Huh.

I did not know that.

I’ve always thought of flossing as something you do between the teeth, you know, furiously, on the morning of your impending dental visit.

But tartar can build up on the back  edge of the teeth, under gums and that’s where my periodontist had to do the most work today.

So.

Get the backs of the teeth too.

Got it.

Easy enough.

Our gums will thank us.