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Floss Factor: The Missing Piece In Your Daily Care Routine

Flossing is one of the quickest ways to improve your oral health, maintain a white smile, and prevent bad breath. Here’s your chance to win an Advanced Daily Bundle from Spotlight Oral Care …

This is not a guilt trip. Between multiple skincare steps, high-maintenance brow routines, and a seemingly never-ending to-do list of meditations, mantras, and more, the last thing anyone needs is another personal care procedure. If you haven’t been flossing, however, it might be worth considering dropping one of three nighttime cleanses and integrating this advantageous two-minute routine in instead. Here’s why.

“Flossing is one of the quickest ways to improve your oral health, maintain a white smile, and prevent bad breath,” says Dr Lisa, co-founder of Spotlight Oral Care. “It remains one of those forgotten steps in our daily care, but its payoff is massive.”

So, what exactly does flossing achieve? “Plaque accumulates in the areas between teeth where brushing is less effective. If left there, it can result in cavities and gum inflammation, stains, bad breath,” according to Dr Vanessa, Spotlight Oral Care’s CEO.

Flossing also has particular importance for women who are menopausal. “Most of us never talk about it, but menopause affects our oral health massively,” Dr Vanessa explains. “A fall in estrogen levels during menopause can leave women at higher risk of oral health issues, including gum disease, dry mouth, Burning Mouth Syndrome, and weakness in the jaw bone. Studies suggest that more than one in four (28%) postmenopausal women are likely to suffer tooth loss within five years. Postmenopausal women also present with gum disease more frequently due to bacterial plaque, which can increase with reduced saliva flow.”

The good news? Creating a purposeful daily oral care routine to support your oral health will help bolster your overall health and smile. “It doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming,” says Dr Lisa, “Just a few small tweaks can make all of the difference to your health and your confidence. And that includes flossing daily.”

So, where to begin? Many of us don’t floss simply because we don’t know how or are afraid we are doing it wrong. “As dentists, we found that a lot of our patients and customers were experiencing issues while flossing, from pain and tenderness to difficulty accessing hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. We wanted to create a water flosser that easily removed plaque, food particles, and bacteria, leaving teeth and gums exceptionally clean. Our Spotlight Water Flosser offers a gentle alternative to traditional flossing, has three-speed settings and a two-minute timer, so it is as quick, personalised, and easy as possible.”

For a less high-tech option the sisters offer a unique take on traditional floss. “Our dental floss is made in Italy from 100% recycled plastic,” says Dr Vanessa. “Each one is coated in active ingredients that embed between the teeth to help support oral health. No two mouths are the same, so whether you want to remove stains, support gum health or prevent bad breath, we have a dental floss formulated specifically for each concern.”

Flossing may not be the sexiest part of your daily care routine, but Dr Lisa suggests that once it’s integrated, patients never look back. “If you’re looking for the secret to a whiter, cleaner, healthier smile in just two-minutes, you’ve found it.”

To be in with a chance to WIN an Advanced Daily Bundle from Spotlight Oral Care simply fill in the form below. Winner will be contacted by email on Wednesday December 15. Shop Spotlight Oral Care’s prescriptive dental floss and sell-out Water Flosser at SpotlightOralCare.com and use code GLOSS for 25% off all full priced items.

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