Using My Dental Floss

Due to insufficient oral hygiene such as brushing the teeth for less than one minute (Emling et al., 1981) and the lack of flossing habit (Lang et al., 1989), roughly more than 50% of the U.S. adult population has different types of gingivitis. (Oliver, Brown, &amp. Loe, 1998)&nbsp. Basically, the type of oral care techniques a person practice each day significantly affect the effectiveness of reducing plaque, gingivitis, and Flouride retention on teeth. (Sjögren et al., 2004. Sharma et al., 2004)Toothbrush alone is not enough to remove plaque due to its inability to reach the interproximal spaces between teeth. (Yankell et al., 2000) Even though the studies on the use of dental flossing does not provide a clear explanation of its health benefits (Yankell et al., 2000), the American Dental Association states that dental floss is not considered as an alternative to brushing but an essential part of the regular dental
In general, the combination of brushing and flossing with either wax or unwaxed floss is said to be more effective than brushing alone. (Carrenza &amp. Newman, 1996. Yankell et al., 1993) Upon testing the efficacy of a new flossing aid called ‘Flosser’ and the use of the traditional finger flossing on the prevention of plaque and gingival inflammation, the study of Spolsky et al. (1993) shows that there are no clinical signs that could differentiate the result of the two flossing methods in terms of cleaning in-between teeth and the removal of biofilm.
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In general, a regular tooth brushing, flossing, and periodic dental visits could result in better periodontal health in relation to the reduction of plaque, gingivitis and the level of calculus. (Lang et al., 1995)

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