Are You Flossing The Right Way? Our Glendale Dentists Help You Decide

Written by Dr. McKay on Oct 6, 2015

Flossing is a key part of a health daily oral hygiene routine. Unfortunately, many people fail to floss as diligently as they brush. Our Glendale dentists are here to help you jump back into a healthy flossing routine—we promise that your smile will thank you!

In this article we are going to be talking about how you can optimize your flossing routine. Read through this short explanation and consider whether you are doing everything you can to protect your smile with floss.

Persistence is key

As you craft your ideal at-home oral hygiene routine, build in a time to floss your smile every single day. When you floss every day you are able to clear away newly accumulated plaque before it calcifies into tartar on your teeth. So don’t skip a day!

Floss at the right time

Flossing every single day is a great start, but to really get the most out of your routine, it’s best to floss at a specific time: at night before you brush your teeth. Flossing at this point in the day helps you to give your smile a clean slate to get through the night.

Use good technique

When you move from tooth to tooth, make sure that you are moving your floss up and down as well as from side to side slightly. This helps to ensure that you dislodge as much plaque as possible. Also, when you are flossing make sure to gently guide the piece of floss down into your gum tissue. Do not force it into your gums, but guide it along the natural contours of where your teeth and gum tissue meet.

These are some of the healthy steps that you can take to benefit from a well-thought-out flossing routine. As always our Glendale dentists can give you additional tips and guidance, so please contact us to get started!