Are you “floss friendly”?
Most people find flossing to be the most difficult part of dental care. If you don’t know where to start and simply skip doing it, you can follow a few tips to help you become a consistent flosser and actually enjoy the process. Here are some things you can do to become floss-friendly:
Look Around For Variety
Floss comes in a variety of forms, and everyone can find a type that is suitable for their needs. You can look around and discover floss made from different types of material, and pick one according to your preferences. For instance, you can get waxed, un-waxed and ribbon style floss.
Make It Easier With Tools
Many people do not like the conventional way of flossing, for which you have to wrap a string around the finger. Don’t let this discourage you and look for alternative tools that are easier to use, such as flossers and flossing sticks that come with the string attached. Not only are these tools easy to use, but they also help you floss more thoroughly. The small size enables you to floss in hard to reach spots at the back that are difficult to reach for your fingers.
Remember Why You Are Doing It
Brushing your teeth only takes you halfway to truly clean teeth, and knowing this alone should motivate you to use floss. A toothbrush can only clean the surface of your teeth, while flossing helps eliminate anything else that may be stuck. Hopefully, these tips will make it a bit easier for you to make flossing a part of your dental health care routine. With regular flossing, you will be well on your way to healthy and clean gums and teeth. For more professional advice on dental health, you can contact Silver Smile Dental and get personalized tips from Dr. Silverina Chua.