i just now have got insurance and really i have been ashamed to go because i never really floss and i never like hearing them nag but i know i really should go. i have nice looking teeth, i'm afraid i could have something wrong with my gums from not flossing. how do i get the courage to go? i just hate thinking of it, has anyone else been this long without a cleaning? what was the outcome?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Health
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Answer by PrttyMstng at 8:01 AM on Mar. 5, 2010
During my 22 years in this profession, I have had great outcomes from proper treatment and patient compliance. When we tell you that you need to floss it is for your own good - you're a mom, it's like telling your children they need to eat their vegetables.
Each tooth has 5 sides - the chewing surface, the tongue, the cheek side, and 2 sides one on each side of the tooth next to the adjacent tooth. If you are only brushing than you are only removing plaque from 3 sides of the tooth. That's only 60% which means 40% is not being cleaned - almost half.
Adults tend to get decay between the teeth because they do not floss and periodontal disease usually begins between the teeth.
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