True Or False: The Facts About Floss

Woman flossing teeth, studio shotTake Paradise Smiles Facts About Floss Quiz to test your dental knowledge. Then, schedule your routine visit to our Chantilly family dentist! Preventative oral health is key in maintaining the health, function and beauty of your smile!


T or F: I read an article that said flossing is useless, so I do not have to floss.

Answer: FALSE! Despite what you may have heard in the news, flossing is important. The ADA and Chantilly family dentist Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen both agree that flossing can help prevent the development of serious oral health conditions. Flossing, brushing, and routine dental cleanings and visits to Paradise Smiles dentist office can promote lifelong oral health.

T or F: It is normal if my gums bleed every time I floss.

Answer: False. Some light bleeding may occur occasionally if you floss to vigorously or if you accidentally snap the floss against your gumline. However, if your gums bleed every time you floss, this may be a sign of a serious dental health concern called gum disease. If you experience frequent bleeding gums, contact our Chantilly dentist office today.

T or F: Flossing with pre threaded flossers or wood sticks can be just as effective as flossing with loose floss.

Answer: True. The key is to floss gently, thoroughly, and routinely. Whichever method of flossing you choose will help to break up plaque and remove food debris from between your teeth. If you have questions about how to floss, or which flossing method is right for you, ask family dentist Dr. Nguyen at your next Paradise Smiles dentist office visit.

T or F: To be effective, you must floss before brushing your teeth.

Answer: False. Whether you floss before you brush, or after, just be sure to floss. The ADA and Dr. Nguyen recommend flossing at least once a day. Make it a part of your nightly or morning ritual so it becomes a healthy oral habit.

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Dr. Nguyen is a highly trained and experienced dentist with a wealth of knowledge. Our dental care team here at Paradise Smiles encourages patients to ask questions and stay proactive about their oral health. Contact our Chantilly dentist office or schedule an online appointment.