Until there is no obstruction! For me, maybe twice each tooth, but if I’ve been eating beef or something I felt get stuck, then I will floss until it’s clear.
Twice, because the first time is to just do it, right? And the second time is to make sure there’s nothing still in there in between the teeth.
You should slide the floss back and forth with pressure against each tooth. You should also go as deep as you can. Try to get underneath the tooth even. When you first do this, there could be a little bleeding, but if you do it daily, this will stop. You will be left with clean teeth and even more importantly, healthy gums.
- What are your favorite flossing techniques or materials for taking care dental wire areas, where regular flossing techniques are not possible?
- Why didn’t you floss before?
- Do you floss BEFORE or AFTER brushing? I always floss before.
- How do you get yourself to floss on those nights when you don’t really feel like it and would just like to get into bed?
- What’s the best advice to not forget to floss for that day?
- Do you use floss thread, a floss hook or a water pressure floss?
- Which kind of floss do you use?
- Floss picks or traditional floss?
- Is flossing really necessary? My gums always bleed from doing it. I understand doing it if I can see/feel that there’s food stuck between my teeth but other then that it just feels unnecessary. I brush my teeth twice a day and I use mouthwash.
- How do I use the app to stop a negative habit rather than create a positive one?