Dental Hygiene

Flossing 101: How should I floss? Is my floss toxic?

Flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene regimen. In this article we’ll explain all the nitty gritty with flossing and answer all the difficult questions, so please check back soon for more!

I never floss

How bad is it to never floss?

It’s not good to never floss. If you never floss, you’re missing out on these benefits and you’re increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you never floss, it’s important to start doing so as soon as possible. Flossing is an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine, and it’s important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Flossing helps to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along your gum line, areas that a toothbrush can’t reach. This can help to prevent cavities and gum disease, and can also help to keep your breath fresh. Flossing only takes a few minutes each day, and it can make a big difference in the health of your teeth and gums. It’s never too late to start flossing, so if you haven’t been doing so, make it a habit to floss every day.

How to get into flossing

Here are a few tips for getting into the habit of flossing:

  1. Start slow: If you’re not used to flossing, it can be overwhelming to try to do it every day right away. Instead, start by flossing once or twice a week and gradually increase the frequency as you get used to it.
  2. Choose the right type of floss: There are many different types of floss available, and the right one for you will depend on your personal preference. Some options include waxed or unwaxed floss, flavored or unflavored floss, and floss picks or regular floss. Try a few different types to see which one works best for you.
  3. Make it a part of your routine: The best way to make sure you remember to floss is to incorporate it into your daily routine. For example, you could floss after brushing your teeth in the morning or before bed.
  4. Use the right technique: It’s important to use the right technique when flossing to ensure that you are removing plaque and food debris from between your teeth. To do this, use about 18 inches of floss and wrap it around your middle fingers. Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and index fingers, and use a gentle back-and-forth motion to clean between each tooth.
  5. Be patient: It can take some time to develop the habit of flossing, so be patient with yourself and don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Keep at it, and it will become a natural part of your oral hygiene routine.
How to make the dentist think you floss?

This is a VERY silly question to ask. After all, you’re not flossing for your dentist but rather for your own health and well-being. So the answer is: to make the dentist think you floss you should actually floss!

Brush or floss first?
Floss or brush first?
Floss first or brush teeth first?
First floss or toothbrush?
Should I floss before or after brushing?

It’s generally recommended to brush your teeth before flossing. Brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque and food particles from the surfaces of your teeth, and it can also help to loosen any debris that might be trapped between your teeth. Flossing after brushing can then help to remove this debris and any remaining plaque from between your teeth and along your gum line, where a toothbrush can’t reach. By brushing and flossing in this order, you can effectively remove plaque and food particles from your teeth and help to prevent cavities and gum disease. It’s important to remember to brush and floss regularly, using a fluoride toothpaste and dental floss, to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Habit how to remember to floss

Here are some tips to help you remember to floss:

  • Make it a daily routine: Flossing is most effective when it’s done daily, so try to make it a part of your daily routine. For example, you could floss after you brush your teeth at night before going to bed, or you could floss in the morning before you start your day.
  • Set a reminder: Use a reminder, such as an alarm on your phone, to remind you to floss at the same time each day. You can also set a reminder on your toothbrush or dental floss container to help you remember to floss.
  • Keep floss handy: Keep a supply of dental floss in a convenient location, such as near your toothbrush or on your nightstand, so that you can easily access it when it’s time to floss.
  • Get a floss pick: Floss picks are disposable flossers that are easy to use and convenient to carry with you. Keep a supply of floss picks in your purse, bag, or car, so that you can floss whenever and wherever you need to.
  • Ask for help: If you’re having trouble remembering to floss, ask someone else to remind you or to help you floss. This can be a family member, friend, or dental professional.

By following these tips, you can make flossing a regular part of your daily routine and help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Below is a list of questions yet to be answered, please check back soon:

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This article is still a work in progress and was last updated on December 13, 2022.

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