Dental Floss is the most valuable tool in fighting gum disease. It is also the least popular.
Most hate to floss. It can be messy and may hurt your fingers and your gums. Flossing is not easy at first.
However, there is no better way to clean between your teeth and under your gums. So... don't give up:)
Once you get past the how to floss learning curve and the sore gum stage, you will be flossing for life.
A sense of awareness is important. When you become aware of the plaque on your teeth you will be more excited about flossing.
Dental floss should wrap around each tooth and slide between your tooth and gum. If you don't wrap the floss around your tooth, you won't be able to slide it between the tooth and gum and are more likely to cut your gums.
A floss threader makes it possible to floss while in dental braces. These clever gadgets are also used for flossing under fixed bridges.
Floss threaders can be tedious to use but are worth the extra effort. Once you thread under your bridge or orthodontic wire, floss as usual. Floss threaders are also helpful when food gets stuck in these areas.
Super floss is also used for flossing around dental braces and under fixed bridges. It is one long piece of floss with three sections:
You know what they say about an ounce of prevention. It's extra true for gum disease. Flossing is easier and more effective if you start before gum disease progresses.
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