Nope, it’s not a process that is elegant by any means! Flossing is certainly a utilitarian aspect of dental care and something that is pretty straightforward. You wrap some thread around your fingers, you (gently) push the floss between your teeth and you remove plaque and debris this way! For the faint of heart, this experience may not be brimming with the refinement you tend to hope for from self care. Ready for some happy news? We can certainly help change your outlook by cleaning up the experience! Pay close attention to our Cleveland, TX team’s suggestions and you’ll be in better shape!
Wash Your Hands First
Are you feeling a bit yucked out by the idea of putting your fingers in your mouth in order to protect your smile from issues that will later warrant fillings, crowns, etc.? Does this tend to go against everything you ever learned about keeping yourself healthy because your fingers carry germs? This is an easy one to fix, so your dental care doesn’t have to suffer! Remember that before you floss, you should wash your hands with soap at water. That way, you don’t have to cringe as you floss, worrying about ingesting germs, etc. It will be safe and sound.
Go One Quadrant At A Time
A little embarrassed to admit that your flossing sessions tend to be major drool fests? Don’t be! This happens to everyone. You’re holding your mouth open and your body sends extra saliva your way to keep your mouth moist! Unfortunately, it’s just the opposite of what you hope to deal with during this part of your dental care. So, we encourage you to think about your flossing in terms of quadrants. Floss one quarter of your mouth, go ahead and rest for a moment, then the next, then the next. You may rinse between quadrants, if you’d like. That way, you aren’t leaving your mouth agape for so long and you can better control the saliva production in your mouth! Much less messy.
Find An Easier Floss To Deal With
If you’re realizing as you floss that you struggle a lot to get the floss between teeth, out from between teeth, and more, this can greatly contribute to a somewhat disastrous flossing session! We remind patients that there are so many types of floss out there. For a quick rundown, feel free to ask us about floss during your next checkup. For now, try out some different options! The easier the process, the easier it is to breeze through and enjoy the experience.
Gain Our Help For Easier Flossing
If flossing has got you down because you just don’t like how messy it is, come straight to our team to learn more about improving your experience! We can streamline your practice for a cleaner, easier time! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.