Stop Flossing


At Manhattan Dental Health, a “cleaning” is so much more.  In fact, every visit is special.  We constantly evaluate what’s happening in your mouth and how it effects your overall health.  We do a “risk assessment” every time we see you.  We will recommend a variety of preventative care options that will help you maintain your health, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, improve your breath, brighten your smile, and prevent deterioration.

In fact, flossing might not be right for you.  And then again, it might be the best thing you can do. 

Confused?  Let me explain.

As for flossing, I do it myself.  It might be important for you, too.  If you have any tendency towards decay or gum problems and your gums have not receded, flossing might be the best thing you can do for them.  If however, your gums have receded and you have spaces between your teeth that collect food, flossing might not be adequate.  There are more effective ways to clean larger spaces than using thin floss.  And there are different kinds of floss too.

Special toothbrushes, different kinds of floss, interdental cleaners, mouthwashes, toothpastes and whitening aids can be recommended based on many individual factors.  What’s right for you might not be right for someone else.  We each have our individual needs and challenges.

Our staff never pigeonholes people by recommending the same options to everyone.  You’re unique.  We appreciate that and care for you in that way.  There are no pat answers.  “Simple” isn’t an option at Manhattan Dental Health.

To everyone’s good health and wellness,