Are you having a problem flossing? Let’s face it, a lot of people aren’t fans of flossing. If there were a way, we could make it easier for you, would that help you floss? We have some information about how important floss is, and what you can do to make flossing easier.
What is flossing?
When you floss, you are taking string and moving it in between your teeth. While this sounds weird, you need to floss to get rid of plaque and food particles that have built up between your teeth. This is important, because cavities often form in places in between your teeth, which makes it difficult for a toothbrush to reach. You have to brush and floss in order to maintain good oral health.
Problems with Flossing
Even though most people know that flossing is good for you, a lot of people don’t like to floss. One of the reasons people don’t like to floss is because flossing is painful for them. They find it painful to move the floss in between their teeth. They also worry that their gums bleed when they floss.
If you are having problems flossing, you may want to consider trying waxed floss. Waxed floss simply is the same floss you have been using, but with wax added. One reason people like waxed floss is because it makes flossing between the teeth much easier. Waxed floss can slide in and out of your teeth, even under the tightest of spaces. Also, because the floss is waxed, it makes it less likely you will cut sensitive gum tissue, which cuts down on your risk of bleeding.
Do you have questions about flossing effectively? Perhaps you are not sure if you are flossing effectively? If you do have questions about flossing, give us a call. We love talking about the reasons why flossing is so important.