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Tips to Improve Flossing


Posted on 12/7/2020 by Brandon Cooley
Tips to Improve FlossingCleaning your teeth regularly and properly is necessary to keep your teeth healthy, prevent gum diseases, and keep bad breath at bay. Flossing cleans between your teeth, preventing food accumulation, which may form plaques and tartars, causing tooth decay. With the proper flossing technique, you will not only achieve clean teeth, but also enjoy the process. Some of the tips you need to embrace to improve flossing include choosing the right floss and flossing regularly and at the right time.

Choose the Right Floss


Your floss choice will depend on the gap between your teeth and the force you apply during flossing. Floss can be ribbon, thick, comfort floss, waxed, or unwaxed. To improve flossing, you should choose floss that is easy and comfortable to use. Having an easy to use floss will encourage you to floss regularly and attain results.

Floss Regularly and at the Right Time


Tooth brushing and flossing complement each other. While this is the case, knowing which routine you should start with is essential. You can opt to start with flossing to remove plaque and particles between your teeth and then brush them away. Alternatively, you can brush after flossing and then rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash. This rinse flushes out the particles flossing removes, which may damage your enamel if left on your tooth surface. Also, you need to floss daily, either in the morning or at night. However, flossing at night is ideal as it removes food particles and debris, depriving bacteria of food and reducing their chances of damaging your enamel overnight. During flossing, you should be gentle with a firm up and down motion on the sides of the tooth. This gentleness ensures you remove the food particles without injuring your gums. Contact our office today for more tips to improve flossing.
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