We know that some of you don’t like flossing. You may be surprised to hear us say, “we understand!” Flossing each day can be difficult. Perhaps you have sensitive gums, your mouth is small, or you feel like floss wrapped around your fingers cuts off your circulation. There are lots of seemingly good reasons not to floss, and as you can imagine, we’ve heard them all.
What if we told you that there are several options available that can make flossing easier?
Many, Many Varieties Of Floss
Try ribbon-style floss instead of thread-style. Try waxed versus unwaxed. Try one that’s specially designed to glide easily. Try a different thickness, or a different flavor. The type of floss you use doesn’t matter nearly as much as the fact you’re doing it! Take a look at our post from October 3- These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things to see what our favorite floss is!
Consider Tools Like Flossers And Flossing Sticks
After trying several of the various options suggested above, if no brand or particular type of floss seems to be doing the trick for you, look into other tools that are designed to help.
Flossers and floss sticks eliminate the need to wrap floss around your fingers. These tools can also make it easier to reach back teeth without having to stick your hands in your mouth. They can also help you more easily maneuver the floss for better coverage.
The are many different tools and many different brands available to try. The most important thing is that you floss! Watch these two videos to show two different tools that can be used for flossing; one for everyone and one for kids!
Never Underestimate The Value Of Flossing!
Flossing is an essential part of effective, daily oral hygiene care. Flossing helps guard against gum disease, the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. In addition to the woes of gum disease, studies suggest that gum health is linked to systemic health issues including diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Make Flossing A Daily Priority
If you have questions about how to make flossing easier, please let us know at your next appointment. We want to help you maintain and improve your dental health!
Thanks for being our valued patients and friends!
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