Let’s face it. We all avoid the dreaded floss. Brushing our teeth twice a day is already enough for most of us. But the truth is, that flossing makes a big difference in your oral health.
Does flossing really make a difference?
The direct answer is ‘Yes!’. Since we cannot reach the bacteria in tight spaces between our teeth and under the gum line with a toothbrush, flossing daily is required from all of us! If you find it hard to handle, you can always use an interdental cleaner, such as an interdental brush
Tips for flossing
It is useful to follow the below tips for a fast and easy floss:
- Make sure you hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers.
- Floss between your teeth using a kind of rocking motion. Avoid snapping the floss into the gums as it could hurt.
- Make sure you hold the floss against the tooth by gently scraping the side of the tooth and keeping the floss away from the gum.
- Keep a regular pattern and do not forget your back teeth!
Bleeding gums when flossing?
It is normal for your gums to feel tender and bleed a bit when you start flossing. But as your gums become healthier, the bleeding will stop. Make sure you follow the tips above and floss regularly. Of course, should the bleeding continue, consult your dentist so they can diagnosis the situation if you have any inflammation or disease and solve the problem
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