Dr. Sean Bannan is committed to providing patients with an outstanding dental care experience.
You’ve probably been hearing since your childhood how important it is to floss several times a day to prevent the growth of bacteria and plaque that cause gum disease. But have you ever wondered where floss comes from? What’s its history and who makes it? Another question you may have is, “Do children need to floss?” So to commemorate National Children’s Dental Health Month, your dentist in South Daytona will answer these questions and explain why it’s so important to introduce this method of oral hygiene to your kids.
While there is no specific date for the creation of dental floss, there is evidence that prehistoric humans used horse hair to clean between their teeth. Our modern usage of this wondrous tool for fighting dental maladies begins a lot later, though.
Here’s a timeline of its development:
Who knows what the next innovation will be in the world of dental floss?
During National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a great time to introduce flossing to your young ones. It’s just as important for children as for adults because their teeth are still in a developmental phase. That means that if bacteria and plaque are allowed to infest their primary teeth and gums, then there can be issues with the growth of their permanent set.
So by encouraging your kiddos to adopt this habit early, you will be ensuring that they will enjoy oral health well into their adult lives.
To learn more about different options for flossing and ways to improve the oral health of your whole family, just reach out to your children’s dentist in South Daytona today to schedule an appointment.
About the Author
Dr. Sean Bannan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently affiliated with the American Dental Association and several other professional organizations, while remaining committed to lifelong learning. He delivers compassionate and exemplary care at Water’s Edge Dental and can be reached for more information through his website.
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