It's normal that it hurts/bleeds if you don't do it often. It has gotten sensitive because of the bacterias that developed with the help of the food residue. After maybe a week of flossing, bleeding should stop and the gum should be must less sensitive.
No. You should go to your dentist to find out why or learn the proper way of flossing. Other alternatives such a water picks exist as well to help make this a habit.
Yes absolutely! That probably means you have swollen gums or achy teeth. A general rule: if something hurts and it's not supposed to, stop doing it. I'd suggest avoiding cold and hot drinks, and seeing your dentist.
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?
- When is the best time to floss. Before or after brushing?
- So I put flossing on my list because I tend to forget to floss the most, and not only that but when creating a routine, a habitual routine at that – then it must entail creating a list of healthy habits that you are not used to doing every single day. Like I said I forget to floss alot so does any one else put flossing in their morning routine? (also I’m new at this app so please let me know if I’am using it incorrectly.) I have to ask because I got a sarcastic shithead asking me if I carry floss around in my bag-that kind of crap please keep to yourself.
- Is it better to floss before or after you brush your teeth?
- How long does it take for your gums to go back to normal once you start routinely flossing?
- What do you prefer, flossing picks or flossing thread?
- How often do you really floss?
- Is it okay to only floss once a day?
- Do you floss in the morning or at night?
- Do you find that there are some teeth that always have particles stuck in them? And, if so, do you spend more time brushing that area?