Have you tried using toothpaste for sensitive gums while brushing? Might help. For now reduce the frequency of flossing and use the toothpaste. Before long you should be able to floss away as much as you want with minimal irritation. Also try not to rub the gums while flossing. My take. Good luck.
Tell yourself you’re just going to floss *one* tooth! Sounds dumb but it takes such little effort and by the time you’ve started you’ve overcome the friction to start and you’ll keep flossing! Good luck!
Experiment with floss types or speak to the hygienist the next time you go for a cleaning for a brand recommendation. Over time, your gums will become less sensitive as well!
I like to floss while doing something else like watching TV or listening to music! It helps to think about something else and makes it seem less tedious.
- Is it really helpful to have the floss habit?
- What are the benefits of flossing? But I mean, visible ones. I’ve not been flossing for more then 10 years and nothing happened.
- Do you have a travel floss?
- Does having a scented floss actually do anything?
- What flossing tools can I use to keep from damaging my gums? Mint dental floss sticks between my teeth and is hard to use. Any suggestions for good alternative ways to floss?
- Are you supposed to floss after every meal? How do you do that if you aren’t home?
- How to I get in to the habit of flossing again?
- Do you think flossing is important? If you don’t or do, why so?
- It doesn’t hurt your teeth to floss more than once a day, right?
- Do you recommend any particular type of floss for teeth with wide gaps between them?