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.
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 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.
- 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
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?