Five Tips for Better Flossing

We’ve all heard about the importance of flossing our teeth, but the majority of us don’t do it as much as we should. Flossing is one of the best preventative dentistry techniques you can do on your own. Best of all, regular flossing will make dentist trips much easier! Here are five tips to help you floss better.

  1. Use The Right Type of Floss

Nylon and PTFE floss are both available to consumers. Nylon is available waxed and unwaxed, and is the most popular type. PTFE floss is more expensive, but is more durable and will slide more easily between your teeth. Try both of them to see which one you’re most comfortable with.

  1. Use Flavored Floss

You may not like flossing, but everyone enjoys having a fresh feeling mouth. Some floss comes available in different flavors to keep your mouth fresh, which could help you want to floss more regularly.

  1. Use Wide Floss

For the best preventative dental care, use wider floss. It will cover more of the tooth and does an overall better job of cleaning. It will also cut into your gums less, so the discomfort will be minimized.

  1. Floss Picks Can Help

Floss picks can help with your dental preventative care even when you’re busy. These are disposable picks you can use to floss with one hand and just throw away when you’re done. They are convenient and easy to use, but aren’t substitutes for regular flossing.

  1. Watch Videos for Proper Techniques

If you don’t have a regular flossing routine, check out some videos for the best techniques. You may realize you’ve been doing it all wrong, so being educated is one of the best tips for better flossing.

All of our dental professionals recommend flossing regularly, but doing it properly is just as important. Be sure to contact us for more tips and techniques.