Why should I floss?
Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gum line and between your teeth. Daily flossing is highly recommended, because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
How to use dental floss
The easiest way to show you is with a video. So here’s one from our friends over at Oral B: click here
Aside from dental floss, there are lots of other ways to floss your teeth. We really love interdental brushes here at the practice. They’re like tiny little toothbrushes for between your teeth! Our hygienist, Cass, will properly size you up to make sure that you’re using the right size.
You may also need a different type of floss if you are wearing braces. Superfloss is great for brace wearers, as it threads between your teeth and braces, and you pull it out the other side.
And then there’s also flossettes, which are really helpful if you struggle with dexterity. They have little handles on them and are great for reaching the back teeth.
Our hygienist will be able to help you with flossing techniques, as well as tooth brushing advice and any other oral health questions you may have, so we recommend seeing her at least every 6 months!Back to Blog