“Why should I floss?” is a common question asked by patients at our Langley dental clinic.
In reality, flossing is one of the most necessary steps in any excellent dental health and wellness routine. Floss aids in removing any meals particles trapped between the teeth as well as reduces your chances of plaque buildup.
It is important to carry out flossing as part of your dental health routine; brushing alone can’t give you a 100% clean. Flossing makes sure that there is no buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque build-up can lead to gum illness, gingivitis or periodontitis.
Floss can be flavored or unflavoured, waxed or unwaxed. Talk to a hygienist at Willow Dental Care Langley, your Langley dentist, if you’re not sure which dental floss is ideal for you. If you are not sure of the right way to utilize floss or if you are not sure why you should floss at all, contact your Langley dentist, Willow Dental Care Langley or come for a flossing consultation.
Here are a couple of flossing starter strategies:
1. Floss should be held taut and weaved between each tooth as well as under the gums to make sure that all bits of food and plaque are taken out.
2. It is important to get floss that’s the right thickness. Floss that’s too thick or too thin won’t be as effective.
3. Use floss every day, ideally prior to going to bed, as a way to keep gum disease, bad breath and tooth cavities at bay.
4. If you’re a meat eater, floss after each meal if possible to get rid of the fibres that could get stuck between your teeth and cause cavities and tooth decay.
Contact your Langley dentist, Willow Dental Care Langley, to learn if you’re flossing correctly or if you require more tips on how to floss properly. The video beloe, courtesy of Colgate, shows you the ways to floss properly. Enjoy!