Have you never really been one to floss your teeth up till now? As much as it is heavily recommended by dentists across the world, a remarkable number of people still don’t floss – but if you are looking to get started then you’re definitely on the right track.
Suffice to say, flossing is regarded as highly recommended and dentists generally agree that you should be flossing once a day – if not more. If possible flossing after every meal would be ideal, but if not then you should try to floss before you go to sleep at night.
The main reason why flossing is so beneficial is because it helps to remove plaque and bits of food from between your teeth. No matter how carefully you brush your teeth, your toothbrush will have difficulty reaching these areas which is why flossing is required to be thorough about it.
When you first want to get started with flossing however you may be a bit taken aback by the sheer variety of options that you can choose from that include different types of waxed and unwaxed floss. As a rule of thumb you should use whatever sort of dental floss slips easily between your teeth.
For most people unwaxed dental floss is fine – but if you’re having issues slipping it between your teeth then you may want to try waxed dental floss that could slide in more easily. There are other types of dental floss too such as the ones made from Teflon or nylon – but they aren’t drastically more beneficial than regular dental floss anyway.
Before you start flossing you may want to visit your dentist and ask them to recommend something for you to use. Most dentists have samples of different types of floss and may be able to let you try out a variety so that you can sample them before settling on a specific type of floss that you want to buy.
If you have trouble handling long pieces of floss because you have joint issues or arthritis then you may want to look into one of the many interdental cleaning tools or floss holders. Once again you should consult your dentist and ask them to recommend something for you to use.
The main idea behind all of this is finding a floss that you’re comfortable enough with and is able to clean your mouth properly. The exact type that you use is secondary to the fact that you should be flossing at least once a day.
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