The last time I went to the dentist, I lied about flossing. I mean, with a teenager and a toddler, how am I supposed to remember to brush my teeth every day, let alone floss? That’s when my dentist introduced me to DenTek™ Flossers and DenTek™ Easy Brush, or what I like to call: “The New Way to Floss.”
Now flossing is so in. And easy.
At home, DenTek™ Flossers make flossing a breeze. No more finger contortions maneuvering string floss in my mouth!
To top it all off, using these handy helpers is practically painless.
You know that initial bleeding you sometimes see when you actually do remember to floss?
My dentist said it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
She said sometimes a little bleeding can be an early sign of gingivitis or gum disease; but in most cases, when flossing or cleaning between teeth, it’s relatively normal when your gums aren’t accustomed to regular flossing. She said you might even experience a little initial bleeding when using flossers for the first time, but their easy-to-use design will make it as gentle as possible.
Never mind the random food bits in my teeth killing my social status; according to my dentist, it’s the pieces I can’t see that I need to be worried about.
Apparently, the teeny bits too small to notice can become lodged deep into my gum line…creating the perfect environment for inflammation-causing bacteria to grow! NO!
If left untreated, this initial swelling and discomfort can evolve into gingivitis and eventually, gum disease. And it’s important to consider that people with compromised health are at greater risk for increased health complications. They can also be more susceptible to periodontal disease. Yikes – I’d better step it up!
I think flossers might just be the hottest things in modern dentistry since clear whitening strips: Now I’m stylish AND healthy?
Getting my toddler or teenager to floss is like a recurring episode of Game of Thrones. Many deaths.
I also had no clue back then that flossing needs to start from the moment two teeth begin to touch. Wow!
Proper brushing and flossing routines are important, even for toddlers once their first teeth appear. As soon as children have teeth that are close enough to touch, they should begin flossing to help prevent the onset of tooth decay. If they learn proper oral hygiene practices early, they can significantly reduce their chances of developing periodontal disease in their youth and other more serious complications later in life. An ounce of prevention…you get the picture!
Dentek™ Fun Flossers for kids are gentle enough for my toddler, making bedtime flossing – and my life – so much smoother.
But my teen isn’t as easy to work with. Let me clarify – my teen with braces.
At the end of the day, I spend way too much time and money on straightening his teeth to let the rest of his mouth crater due to the harmful effects of gum disease.
Now we know you can’t use regular floss with braces. So what do you do? My dentist had a solution for that too! She’s so awesome.
Enter: the DenTek™ Easy Brush.
This easy-to-grip brush fits perfectly into my teenager’s hand and even includes an anti-microbial cap to keep the tapered bristles clean so he – or I – can pop a few into his backpack before school.
And because the Easy Brush comes in four different varieties: Extra Tight, Standard, Wide and Sensitive—it works for all types of mouths and dental-wear.
Now my son says cleaning last night’s leftovers out of his braces is easier than getting them off the dishes.
Like mother, like sons…
I’m doing my best to get my kids started on these habits at an early age – by keeping up my own daily flossing routine, too.
According to my dentist, chances are, my kids will see me as an example and model my health habits later in life.
So I asked, “Why is simple flossing so important?”
And she said, “Because the health of your mouth impacts the health of your entire body.”
WOW! The quality of your oral health has a direct effect on your body’s microbiome, the community of microorganisms inside you that help balance your entire systemic well-being.
So all you forgetful flossers out there: fear no more. DenTek™ Flossers make this long-lost healthy habit a breeze. And don’t forget to pick up some DenTek™ Easy Brushes as an insurance policy on those expensive braces – and a peace treaty when battling your difficult teen to join in on the habit of daily flossing.
Just make sure you keep a few extras on-hand – once your friends see you with these, they’ll want to get in on the new flossing trend too.