3 Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

3 Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

Posted by RAND DENTAL Jan 12, 2022

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To prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath, flossing is just as important (if not more) as brushing your teeth. Reaching all the spots with the toothbrush may not be possible. The following tips will make flossing easier.

  • Select the Appropriate Floss

One of the reasons people avoid flossing is that they dislike the sensation of having their gums bleed when they floss. Bleeding gums is common during the first few days of flossing, and it will stop as your gums become acclimated to the floss. If flossing causes your gums to bleed, you may not have chosen the proper floss for you. 

Floss comes in many forms depending on the section of the tooth cavity it is used in. Waxy floss is ideal for use in front teeth since it is strong enough to go into the tiny gaps between teeth without breaking. You may also use non-waxed floss to ensure that plaque from the difficult-to-reach regions between your teeth is eliminated.

  • Be Gentle When Flossing

Because your gums are composed of fragile tissues, flossing gently every time is essential. Rubbing too forcefully may remove plaque, but it may also cause gum tissue injury, resulting in bleeding and tooth enamel erosion. Constantly flossing will cause gum damage and may lead to significant gum disease.

To make flossing easier and less painful, slide the floss between each of your teeth slowly and carefully, paying special attention to the food pieces you wish to remove without causing harm to your gums.

  • Floss Methodically

There is a way for making flossing more pleasant and uncomplicated, just like there is for any other exercise. Flossing properly ensures a pleasant experience. When flossing, keep your floss firmly in place and tilt it away from your gum line so that it can fully clean the spaces between your teeth. Glide the floss back and forth, up and down.

Finally, floss every day. While flossing may be painful at first, it will become easier with practice. There are other flossing devices, such as power flossing and water flossing, that are modern solutions. These two gadgets can clean your teeth just as well as a regular floss stick but without the prodding and bleeding of the gums. 

Talk to your dentist about flossing options to help you determine which type of floss is best for your teeth. For comprehensive dental care, visit Rand Center for Dentistry at 191 US-206 #11, Flanders, NJ 07836. Call us at (973) 370-8917 to book your appointment.

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