Have you brushed off flossing lately?
Part 1

Only half of American adults claim to floss at least once a day, and one in 10 say they never floss.(1)

If you think you are doing a great job cleaning your teeth, but you're not flossing may be surprised to know that nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them.

If you are only relying on brushing to clean your teeth, then you're missing cleaning a large portion of your teeth. Flossing may be the missing link in your at home oral health care regime.

Flossing can even help with bad breath. Food particles stuck between teeth can collect bacteria and rot, giving off an unpleasant odor. (2)
Plaque (a sticky, colorless film) can also build up in between your teeth. Plaque is a perfect home for bacteria to live, and plaque that isn't removed by brushing and flossingmay eventually harden into calculus or tartar.

Daily flossing is an essential part of an optimal oral health care routine, as opposed to an occasional occurrence. Flossing helps to keep the areas in between teeth clean, while minimizing bacteria buildup. Correct flossing also provides stimulation to the gums, encouraging gum circulation in between the teeth, which helps to promote overall gum health.

There is a correct way to floss. Your regular hygiene visit at our office is a great opportunity to go over any questions you may have about flossing.

In our next newsletter we will go over the various options and tips for interdental cleaning.

Contact us today at 480-833-2232 to schedule your next appointment.



What's Your Story?
Dr. Margolis is in the process of writing a book about holistic/biological/alternative dental care that explains the connection between your mouth and the rest of your body. However, it is our patients and their good health that make the difference. We are seeking personal stories from our patients that present the health problem that encouraged you to seek our help and what dental procedure(s) led to better your health. 

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Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael David Margolis, DDS, IMD (Doctor of Integrative Medicine), FIND (Fellow of Institute of Nutritional Dentistry) is a practicing Biological Dentist in Mesa, Arizona since 1984. Dr. Mike received his doctor of dental surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio Texas(1983) and his Doctor of Integrative Medicine from Capital University in Washington DC(2000). A former President of the International Academy of Integrative Medicine (, Dr. Mike is a member of the International Academy of Medical Toxicology (, the Holistic Dental Association ( and the Arizona Holistic Medical Association ( Dr. Mike has recently accepted the honor to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ. Dr. Margolis has lectured nationally and internationally on Biological Dentistry, CAVITATâ„¢ technology use and clinical application.

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