A dentist will recommend flossing once a day as part of a good oral health routine. Making flossing as much a habit as brushing your teeth is important in preventing dental health problems:

Key takeaways:

  • If you’re likely to brush after dinner, add flossing at this time to your routine.
  • By not flossing you can miss cleaning 35% of tooth surfaces, so ensure you have a stock of floss around to make flossing easier.
  • Remove the notion of flossing as a chore by focusing on the positive effect it has on cleaner teeth and gums.

“Just like keeping spare change squirrelled everywhere for emergencies, keep a stash of floss on your car, bag or office drawer. Make sure you have one ready whenever the thought of flossing kicks in.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!