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The ABCs of Flossing Your Teeth – How to Floss Your Teeth

Are you flossing your teeth regularly? If you don’t neither will your children. I certainly avoided flossing my teeth until I hit the big 50 and got an earful from the Dental Hygienist. Guiding a string between my teeth was just too much of a hassle. So after that dental visit, I picked a package of dental flossers which hold the floss tight on a plastic tool. My next visit to the Dentist I got some good remarks from the Dental Hygienist, because I had improved the health of my gums by flossing regularly. Then take the time to see the How to Floss Your Teeth video at the bottom of the page.

Flossing Your Teeth

Others have not been as lucky. Listen to Dr. Roskelley below as he also learned a valuable lesson about flossing his teeth.

Video Transcription
Hi I am Dr. Roskelley from Boise Idaho’s Modern Dental.  I’m here to answer the question why should I use dental floss? Well there’s a very simple answer to that.

When I went to dental  school, I had never used floss before and I was diagnosed with eleven cavities. At dental school I realized the importance of of dental floss and that is it doesn’t matter how much you brush  there’s always a spot between the teeth that you can’t get to with a brush or even a rinse. You must break the contact of the teeth with a piece of floss to disrupt the bacteria that grows between the teeth.

Once I learned that, I have never missed a day a flossing in my life. You know for now twenty some years.  Almost twenty years and I haven’t had as single cavity since that point.

So why should I use dental floss?

To disrupt the bacteria that between the teeth that is not accessible by either a toothbrush or a rinse.

Thank you, I am Dr. Roskelley from Modern Dental.

How to Floss Your Teeth

You should learn the key elements of flossing. It’s your dental health. You only get one set of teeth.

The Truth about your Teeth and Dental Health

We have all heard that seeing the Dentist at least twice a year is recommended for the best oral health. The Truth about your Teeth and Dental Health is that being Americans many of us do procrastinate going to the Dentist, often because of the expense we know we will have and for many the fact they they do not have a good dental plan. Here is an interesting graphic with some information about teeth and dental health that  you may not be aware of.

The Truth about Teeth and Dental Health

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  • Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body.
  • One quarter  of adults in the US have lost all their teeth.
  • Teeth start to form before we are born.
  • They’re called wisdom teeth because they come in when you’re older and wiser.
  • We produce 100,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime which helps prevent tooth decay by moving food away from teeth.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease after the cold.
  • People prefer blue toothbrushes over Red.
  • A Middle Age custom was to kiss a donkey for toothaches.
  • We buy 18 yards of dental floss a year. We should buy 122 yards.
  • Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is imperative for dental health.
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AmeriPlan Dental Review

On this page you will be able to watch the AmeriPlan Dental Review. You can watch  the entire five minute video here>> AmeriPlan or watch specific segments below.

AmeriPlan Dental Review – Introduction

Pt 2 Savings on Dental Care

Pt 3 The Company

Pt4 Dentist Tells Why

Pt 5 Cost of Dental Care

Pt 6 AmeriPlan vs Dental Insurance

AmeriPlan Review Pt 7 Conculsion

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Discount Dentists Best Dental Discounts

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Dennis_DanielDiscounts on dental care with Discount Dentists are not new. Companies like AmeriPlan USA have been providing some of the best dental discounts to members of it’s popular discount dental plan for years. Founders Dennis and Daniel Bloom began with 30 Dentist in Dallas back in 1992. Today 30,000 Dentist’s from coast to coast accept AmeriPlan members in turn for prompt payment. Getting paid at the time of service is a big advantage to dental provider. However there are additional reasons that Dentists love Ameriplan and are willing to provide significant dental discounts. Just listen!

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Florida Dental Care Study on Children

Florida Dental Care Study: According to the latest Pew Research dental Study, Florida Children are least likely to get Dental Care. A whopping 75% of Florida children on medicaid did not see a dentist in 2011. See this alrming video and transcript below.

News Reporter: Florida is last in a new study looking at children’s health. Specifically oral care. They found more than 14 million low income American kids did not have a dental visit in 2011. Wesh2’s Marina Maracco tells us what this means for Florida.

Marina Maracco: Limited access to dental care, especially for low income children and families in the US has reach alarming rates. A study today made by the Pew Research Center says that more than 800,000 American were treated in emergency hospitals rooms fro preventable dental problems like toothaches. For many children with no health care, emergency rooms are their only option.

florida dental studyDr Thad Morgan: A country with such high tech medicine and prides itself. You can’t even fix simple tooth decay.

Marina Maracco: The US Dept of Health and Human Services reported that just in Florida nearly 76% of children on Medicaid never saw a Dentist in 2011 and the population under served in the state is ever growing.

Dr Thad Morgan: Six counties with no public health for dental and ten counties with no Dentist at all. That’s out of sixty. So one out of six counties in Florida doesn’t have a Dentist of any kind.

Marina Maracco: Oral hygiene is directly linked to good health and simple tooth brushing could go a long way in preventing any other maladies.

Dr Thad Morgan: If you don’t have front teeth, you can’t eat an apple. It’s just that simple. See, if your teeth are a wreck, what are you eating? And then your nutrition plummets and then that leads into everything. That’s the basic thing. It’s the number one problem.

Marina Maracco: It’s a sobering picture of dental care which health experts say will only get worse. In Lake Mary, Marina Maracco, Wesh2 News.

References: Pew Research Center Wesh2 News in Orlando, Florida.

Download dental care study fact sheet.