benefits of flossing

A Quick Look at the Benefits of Flossing

Were you aware that only a small percentage of people floss their teeth on a daily basis? It is important to appreciate some of the main benefits associated with this habit. Here are three takeaway points:

  • Flossing will reach crevices between teeth and gums that a toothbrush may miss.
  • Flossing prior to brushing will help to ensure that all food particles are effectively removed.
  • Flossing can remove bacteria that may be harmful to your cardiovascular system.

“Flossing helps remove plaque that builds up between teeth in places where your toothbrush can’t reach.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.