By taking part in Flossuary, we not only improve our own oral health, but we also help to raise awareness of the links with poor gum health and other serious health conditions.
Flossuary aims to give guidance on how to maintain good gum health and advice on products that are easy to use, good value and recommended by dental professionals. Flossuary strives to make this guidance available to all.
Liz Matthews RDH (founder)
I am a registered dental hygienist with more than 17 years experience in general practice. It has long been understood that good oral hygiene is essential for everyone to maintain healthy teeth and gums but it is becoming increasingly evident in recent studies that good oral hygiene may also help to protect us from other more serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even Alzheimers.
I have seen from working with patients for many years, that many people are unaware of these links and that there is much confusion over which products to use and how to use them effectively. I feel that this information (and also a bit of motivation) should be available to everyone, not just those who visit a dentist or hygienist.
By taking a few simple steps now, we can all improve our oral health and dramatically reduce our risk of other serious health conditions…..it is no longer just about healthy teeth!