It’s the time of the year when we all resolve to do better in so many aspects of our life. Whether it’s a resolution to lose weight, spend less, or get organized we all start out with the best of intentions. Often we fail when we set such lofty goals. Flossing, however, is an easy resolution to keep. It costs less that five dollars and takes two minutes of your time. For so little effort the benefits are tremendous. Dental restorations will last longer, and fewer cavities will develop. The lack of soft plaque left between your teeth will reduce the formation of calculus and reduce the chance of gum disease. It improves the smell of your breath. Finally, it helps prolong your life by eliminating a potential source of inflammation in the body. You can use the traditional string floss or the pre-threaded variety. The best time to floss is when you brush at night,but anytime will help you to keep your mouth healthy. If you are unsure of the best technique, ask our general dentists to review this with you at your next visit.