Improper Flossing Can Do More Harm Than Good

Posted on 9/20/2019 by Harry Albers, DDS
Improper Flossing Can Do More Harm Than GoodFlossing your teeth is extremely important. You should be doing it at least once a day. We recommend that everyone, even children, floss their teeth regularly to remove any plaque, build up or debris that might be hiding between the teeth.

Knowing the right way to floss and keeping up with being able to do so is important. Find out the right and wrong ways of flossing.

Flossing is Very Important for Everyone

There is a right and wrong way to floss, though. Many people think that just moving the floss in between the teeth back and forth is enough to remove the plaque. This is not true. You have to scrape the floss against the sides of the teeth and loosen the built-up debris.

When you improperly floss, you are not removing the build-up that would otherwise cause cavities. You might also harm the gums of the mouth. This means they can become sensitive and even bleed when flossing is not done properly. Protecting the gums and learning how to floss better is the best thing you can do for the health of your gums, teeth, and mouth.

If you are unsure of how to floss properly, or want us to show you how, give our office a call and we will have you come in to get the best cleaning techniques possible. We want to ensure that you are flossing regularly and correctly to prevent any damage from happening to the teeth or gums.

Call our office to have our dental professionals provide a cleaning and exam. We recommend that you visit our office every six months for this care. We want to ensure that you have a smile worth smiling about. It's a team effort between our office and you, so make sure to do your part and floss when you should be!
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