“You don’t have to floss all your teeth , just the ones you want to keep”
Flossing, like brushing your teeth, should be an integral part of your overall oral care. A toothbrush can’t reach all the surfaces so, without flossing you are at a higher risk for cavities, gum disease and other periodontal issues. Flossing removes plaque from in between the teeth, while also stimulating the gum tissue, which is essential for keeping your gums healthy and tight. You want your gums to be tight to prevent plaque from getting in there and manufacturing bacteria.
Tips on flossing from the dentist’s mouth:
- Commit to flossing at least once a day for three to five minutes.
- Use at least 18 inches of floss and wrap most around your middle fingers to begin, gently flossing through the contours of your teeth.
- Think you cannot floss, or have a pain in your hands? Use a floss holder (disposable plastic Y-shaped device) instead of traditional floss.
- Consider purchasing a Waterpik, a new water flossing device on the market that power cleans between teeth and gums.
- Disposable floss with handles are easy to use.
- Battery operated – POWER FLOSSER.
- Keep a travel size floss with you for post meal cleanings during the day.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
- Demonstration on how to floss is offered to all our patients on study models.
- Demonstration through videos and dental software.
- Assist you with finding the right floss for you.