To start of with, you should try flossing just once a day, but when this becomes part of your routine, you should start flossing twice a day. If you started flossing twice a day at the beginning, you would most like find it difficult to keep going so you would just give up.
Once a day is actually optimal. Constant flossing can irritate the gums' soft tissue and cause inflammation and bleeding. Over time, flossing too vigorously can also wear down your gum line and tooth enamel. So floss your teeth gently.
The only exception to the once a day flossing would be after eating something sticky, hard, or stringy. That can get stuck behind your teeth, but just using a toothpick should be fine.
- Do you know the best method for flossing your tooth?
- How do I stay motivated to floss late at night?
- do you use the floss habit as a reminder to brush your teeth or a reminder to actually floss? i’m not american (i know you guys floss like no other and i wish i was like that) and i have these retainer braces?things? like just a wire behind my teeth and cant use the thread ((and also depression which means struggling to take care of personal hygiene at times so i need reminders to brush my teeth…))
- Why do I need to floss my teeth? How can it help?
- Does anyone floss multiple times a day?
- How long does it take before starting a flossing routine does not hurt anymore?
- For drinking water in the morning, we left a cup of water on the counter overnight. What can you do to prompt flossing for the next morning?
- How do you ensure you floss every day?
- How do you do it in under two minutes? Any tips?
- It’s hard to get motivated to fast how do you motivate yourself to floss