Signs You Need to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Posted on 4/30/2019 by Harry Albers, DDS
Signs You Need to Improve Your Flossing TechniqueWhen flossing is not your strong suite, which it might not be, it might not be for everyone; there are many ways you can improve upon this.

When it comes to flossing in between the teeth, you need to have the right technique in order to remove all of the plaque, build up and bacteria that might be hiding in the cracks and crevices of the teeth. Get even more information about flossing below.

The Proper Flossing Can Go a Long Way

Some signs that show you're not flossing correctly include having a build-up of plaque in between the teeth, especially in those hard to reach areas. You have more cavities than not, and you have a sticky film on your teeth that doesn't seem to go away.

If you have any of these signs or symptoms, it might be time to consider flossing better and even bumping up your brushing techniques. You should always make sure to have a cleaner, better feeling mouth overall. When you floss, you should gentle bring the floss in between the teeth and move back and forth.

Create a C shape around the teeth on either side and gentle rub the floss up and down. This removes the plaque that might be built up in these areas. By flossing, you're reducing your chances of having decay form in these areas. Just make sure to get your dental cleaning every six months for even better oral hygiene.

Call Our Office to Schedule Your Next Appointment

Make sure to give our office a call to schedule a time to come in and have a cleaning. We can also show you some of the best ways to brush and floss your teeth, so you have the best smile you can possibly have without having to worry about missing bacteria that might cause problems later on down the road.

Call us today and schedule something tomorrow.
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