Penn Dental Family Practice Wants You to Know How to Floss Properly
Don’t take chances on your health! Floss daily!
Who knew that something as simple as a string could help you prevent cavities, and keep your teeth and gums healthy? Floss has been a simple and powerful tool to boost oral hygiene as early as Prehistoric times. An article from Spear Education, says that during the prehistoric period “horse hair was used as floss”. The idea of flossing didn’t catch on until 1815, by a New Orleans Dentist by the name of Dr. Levi Spear Parmly, who began advising his patients to use a thin silk thread to clean between their teeth. Floss has come a long way from its prehistoric horse hair days, to a thin silk thread, and now to a wide variety of floss picks, waxed floss, and flavored floss. The benefits of flossing remain the same regardless of the floss you choose.
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