make flossing a daily habit

Ways to Make Flossing a Daily Habit

Flossing is a key part of an oral hygiene routine, helping save you time spent in the dentist’s chair. By making flossing a daily habit you will clean an additional 35% of the surfaces of your teeth.

Key takeaways:

–  Have a specific part of the day to act as a trigger to floss, such as a meal time or  just before bed.

–  Ensure you have floss stored in various places, including your bag or office drawer, to use when it comes to mind.

–  Think of flossing as a good thing not a hassle, something which will help keep your teeth fresh and clean.

“Flossing has tremendous impact on our oral health. Work out a plan that’s easy for you to stick to.”

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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.