Tuesday, December 15, 2015

You’re Flossing Your Teeth Wrong! Here’s How You Should Do It!


You’re Flossing Your Teeth Wrong! Here’s How You Should Do It!

You surely brush your teeth twice a day, but what about flossing? Flossing is just as important, if not more important than brushing. Even if you spend all day brushing and brushing, there are still certain hard to reach areas which your brush cannot reach, like the space between your teeth. Flossing is also very important for those who have tightly spaced teeth, that’s the only way to keep the teeth and gums healthy and intact.
Did you know that only 17% of all people floss? If you haven’t floss until now, you better start immediately, because this is the only way to completely remove all the food residues from your cavity and prevent teeth and gums damage. Nothing else helps.
Whether you floss or not, you probably didn’t know that there is a right and a wrong way to do it. So even if you are flossing, you may be doing it wrong, which means it might not have the desired effect. Here’s how you should be doing it in order to maintain perfect dental hygiene and keep your pearly whites intact.
The correct way to start is from the upper right side, going to the upper left side, and then from the lower left until the lower right. Wrap the dental floss around your middle fingers so that you can move it with your thumbs and forefingers. Push it between two teeth using a gentle sawing motion, back and forth until the floss reaches the point where your teeth touch one another. Wrap the floss around one tooth in a C shape and gently swipe up and down for a few times. Make sure you go slightly below the gum line and repeat the same method on the other side. Pull the floss up, rotate a bit so that you’re using a clean piece and repeat the procedure with the other teeth. If you start bleeding don’t stop, that’s because of bacteria inflammation. Continue the procedure once a day and in a week you’ll see significant improvement. With practice this will only take a minute of your time, but will keep your teeth healthy and pristine for a long time.
As far as what kind of floss to use, opt for a waxed one, it slides better and doesn’t shred.
In case you’re not sure how you should do it, we have a short video which will explain in details.
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