The Real Truth About Flossing

1932870Flossing is one of the most important things you can do to improve and preserve your oral health. Most people either forget about flossing or put it low on their list of priorities because they are unaware of the importance or unsure how to do it correctly. Brushing our teeth has become an ingrained habit for so many of us. Flossing, unfortunately, is something that seems to take more work to become second nature. We understand how hard it can be to make flossing a priority when you have not in the past. Below are some tips to get you flossing with ease in no time.

Quality Over Quantity
You do not need to floss several times a day. Flossing once a day should be enough, so long as you do it well. Flossing is all about proper technique. If you floss multiple times a day and do a poor job of it each time, you are not doing your teeth any favors. Find a time in your day where you can devote a few extra minutes to your dental care.

It Should Not Hurt
When you first start flossing, it can be an uncomfortable experience. The sensation of floss passing between your teeth is weird and takes some getting used to it. It should not hurt, however. If you find yourself in pain or bleeding while you floss, you are doing it way too hard! You should do firmly and methodically so you get all the food bits out, not so soft that you cannot jar anything loose, but not so hard as to injure your gums.

One way to make it easier to integrate flossing into your daily schedule is to pair it with a different activity. If you have a busy schedule and you do not get time to floss then you can add some hands-free activity like watching TV. Now you are involving flossing in your daily routine and keeping the teeth healthy too.

Want To Know More About Flossing?
To find out more about flossing, services we provide or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 203-692-4405.

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