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 there any sustainable flossing product?
- How do you feel after starting to floss every day?
- Why do I have to do this habit?
- How long and when am I supposed to floss?
- What do you do if you’re unable to floss to maintain plaque-free teeth and gums and with what do you brush your teeth if you don’t want fluoride, aspartame or similar chemicals?
- What’s the best floss to use?
- How do you floss without making your gums bleed too badly? I can’t seem to do it right haha.
- Do you prefer traditional floss or water picks?
- Are there any sustainable flosses out there?
- Is it best to floss before or after brushing?