Why Floss Your Teeth?


Most of us never learned to floss as children, but it never too late to start. Flossing is important to keep gums healthy. If you find it difficult to floss your teeth, ask your dentist or dental hygienist to teach you the correct technique.

Some Tips on flossing

Floss at least once a day: Most dentists advise a thorough flossing at least once a day. If food gets trapped between your teeth, you need to floss more often to remove it.
Take your time: Be patient as flossing needs a certain amount of agility and attention.
Choose your own time: Most people prefer to floss just before going to bed. But according to many dentists you may floss any time that is most convenient for you, as it ensures that you will floss habitually.
Don’t skimp on the floss: Clean both sides of every tooth with a fresh section of floss and if required floss one tooth several times (using fresh sections of floss) to remove all the food debris. Do not reuse sections of floss as it can redistribute bacteria pulled off form one tooth onto another tooth.
Your floss: Choose floss that works best for you. There are several types of floss available in the market. You may consult your dentist or dental hygienist on te type of floss that you need or may try different varieties before settling on one.

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