Is St. Louis Flossing out of Fear?

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Most Florissant men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet critical exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role in St. Louis’s commitment to the practice?

Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. But, being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel Florissant folks to floss regularly. The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after a cleaning, but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh just as showering and dressing for the day is a positive way to increase motivation and initiate flossing into your established routine.

Flossing can be a positive opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. Flossing could be a time to think about the foods you are putting into your mouth and consider what improvements could be made to your diet. Living in health-conscious communities such as Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, or St. Charles can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breath on a short walk will feel smooth as your run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.

It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 314-837-7744 The friendly dental staff at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS knows that flossing can be a concern for their Florissant dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one.

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether dental implants can lighten your look, porcelain veneers can influence your flair, and restorative dentistry or root canals can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it a phenomenal experience!

Martin Buchheit
Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS
2149 Charbonier Rd.
Florissant, Missouri 63033