I use the picks. I make sure to move around the pick in every spot between my teeth. This should get most of the plaque. I don't know if that is the best way, but it's what I do.
I start with the ones I want to keep the most first- my front ones. That way if something urgent comes up (I’m a mom) at least I’ll still be pretty. I go up the sides of both teeth and gently sweep the gum area on both sides. I use a floss pick because my fingers are too short to reach the back teeth, and because they’re impacted I gently bite down on the plastic to push the floss in between the molars; the strong jaw muscles will give you much more control over the pressure so the floss doesn’t slam into the delicate gum tissue.
I tend to floss more often when I use the little individual plastic flossers. I try to keep one in my wallet or even my pocket so I can basically floss any time.
- 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?