By Kelsi Matylewicz/Social Media Intern, Benco Dental

Most people have experienced a time when flossing is the only answer. Not only does this time-tested process relieve that annoying food-stuck-in-you-teeth feeling, but it also helps support your immune system’s battle with plaque.

The Joy of Flossing, written by Ben Young DDS, features detailed visuals, shown above, as to the proper flossing form. He also offers insight into:

* The real reason you need to floss,

* Children and flossing,

* Flossing and the unhealthy mouth,

* When flossing goes viral.

The purpose of flossing is to remove plaque, which is invisible to the naked eye,  before the skin is invaded and the immune system turns on. Plaque needs to be avoided or removed before it thickens and hardens like a rock to your tooth.

Brushing is also important, but it doesn’t replace flossing.


Kelsi Matylewicz

Kelsi Matylewicz

Kelsi Matylewicz is a Social Media Intern at Benco Dental. The fourth-year Marketing student at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania carries dental floss in her purse for date-night emergencies.