How To Reduce Discomfort And Inconvenience When You Floss

How To Reduce Discomfort And Inconvenience When You FlossAccording to recent research, only about 50{3b0f9398becb40f4bdd8fe95c600d2c252c33730296b97da1b334948809cb5c4} of Americans floss on a regular basis. The other 50{3b0f9398becb40f4bdd8fe95c600d2c252c33730296b97da1b334948809cb5c4} floss irregularly, such as when they detect something between their teeth, or not at all.

Flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth clean. While there is no replacement for regular brushing, the action of flossing actually works to remove about 30{3b0f9398becb40f4bdd8fe95c600d2c252c33730296b97da1b334948809cb5c4} of all of the oral debris that can end up in your mouth.

However, if you asked most people who don’t floss what their number one reason is, you would probably hear that it hurts!

Many people find that, due to using the wrong kind of floss or incorrect technique, they may even bleed profusely when they floss.

That makes it seem as if flossing is the culprit, which can be discouraging!

Let’s look at some ways to reduce flossing discomfort:

  1. Use Enough Floss
    When you floss, use enough floss to get a good grip on your floss on both sides. This will help to ensure that you don’t slip and dig into the gums when moving between teeth. It is not unusual for areas between teeth to be somewhat sensitive even in perfectly healthy mouths.
  2. Use A Floss Holder
    A floss holder can make it much easier for you to get between most teeth. Because of the way the floss holder is structured, you can also use a far smaller quantity of floss while getting the dental health results that you expect. People with impaired motor skills also find them more convenient.
  3. Work Slowly
    The main cause of pain and damage when flossing is slipping while working between teeth or near the gum line. This can cause abrasion of the gums, which is painful and might lead to bleeding. Be sure that you are working slowly and carefully.
  4. Use The Right Tools
    Many people don’t realize that there is actually specialized floss for sensitive teeth and gums, which can be useful if you find the whole process unpleasant. Other patients have had great success using a water flossing device.

Make Flossing Easy With Dental Advice From Community Dental Group

Community Dental Group is an industry leader in dental health in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park. We can help you with every aspect of dental health, from the most simple to the most complex.

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