"Ever since dental school, when I first learned to floss correctly for myself (and I’m the son of a dentist), the incredible health benefits of this simple daily task has stayed with me. I won’t go so far as to say that flossing is the reason I became a periodontist, but I sure can say that when patients are correctly trained in the manipulation of a nine- to 12-inch string of nylon between their teeth, the benefits are consistently remarkable.
I can also say that it doesn’t matter how great the dental care for a patient has been, if he or she is unwilling or doesn’t really know how to effectively manage daily plaque control, problems often quickly recur. There is nothing that can really do what flossing does. Not even proxabrushes are a perfect substitute.
Having said all this, there is a common dental practice disconnect. Many of us have gotten tired of talking about flossing to patients who don’t seem to care. So, let me give you three ways the promotion of flossing can strengthen your dental practice." Click here to read more