Flossing: 3 Things You’re Getting Very Wrong

There are some things may be getting wrong about flossing. While you may be perfectly on track, if you have any misgivings or you often feel confused about what should be going on with this part of dental hygiene, then we think you might want to think through the role floss plays in your life. Remember, if you need some one-on-one help in this department, we are always absolutely thrilled to see you and to offer up demonstrations, explanations, and more!

#1: It Shouldn’t Hurt Or Make You Bleed

Flossing should not hurt. Flossing should not make you bleed! If you are experiencing one or both of these problems during your dental hygiene, either due to flossing or brushing (or both), then it’s essential that you visit us. This may point to periodontal disease.

#2: You Shouldn’t Snap Or Pop The Floss Into Place

You might think that you’re doing a good job if you snap the floss between your teeth. You may even find the sound entertaining. However, if you’re hearing a snap or pop, you might be flossing with too much force, which can only lead to bad things like gum recession. Go slowly and gently for effective care.

#3: You Shouldn’t Only Floss Front Teeth

It’s often tempting or may feel like second nature to only floss your front teeth. After all, they’re the teeth that others see when you smile, so they often feel like a first priority. Unfortunately, thinking about dental hygiene this way will leave other teeth neglected, and as a result, you may end up with hygiene related illnesses. Skip this! Floss everything instead.

Find Out More Regarding Best Flossing Practices

Remember that flossing is something that is very beneficial, provided you do it correctly. It’s also simple, so ask for tips! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.