Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

by | Jul 13, 2018 | blog, Dental Health, general dentistry

Most, if not all dentists strongly suggest flossing. The tiny gaps between your teeth that are unreachable by your toothbrush collect dirt and may later on progress to a gum disease. While a lot of people ignore the importance of flossing, your female dentist in Thornhill would be glad to share tips to make flossing easy.Some people have completely disregarded the idea of flossing because they probably don’t know how to floss, or they might not have the time to floss at all, as flossing takes time and some amount of patience.

There are two types of floss, the waxed floss, and the unwaxed floss. Both are just as effective, however, some people prefer the waxed floss because they are easier to work with. They glide easily are less likely to cause sores and gum bleeding. However, the unwaxed floss may work really well with debris in the middle of the teeth. One of the disadvantages of using unwaxed floss is that unwaxed floss may break easily and as it is rough, it may possibly cause tiny mouth sores and may possibly cause gum bleeding.

Here is a step by step guide to flossing made easy, as suggested by your dentist in Thornhill Ontario.

  • Cut about 16-20 inches from the dispenser and wind about ⅓ in on index finger and another ⅓ in the other index finger.
  • Grasp the floss between your thumb and fingers, pull both ends tightly (be careful not to break as some could break easily)
  • Gently slide the floss between the teeth gaps, moving with a gentle forth and back motion.
  • Start with your back molars, working your way to the front.
  • Repeat the procedure in each tooth, ensuring that the procedure is done gently, so as not to cause any bleeding.
  • Floss isn’t re-usable, ensure to discard once it has been removed off of the dispenser

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