Here is the real answer: flossing only works if you're thorough and use good technique. It just can't be done with less time. All your dentist to demonstrate.
- Recently I read that flossers who use waxed minted floss like Oral B have higher rates of certain type of cancers due to the chemical that the floss is coated with. Does this scare you? What alternative would you use?
- Do you prefer traditional floss or water picks?
- Do you think flossing helps your dental appointments?
- Why is it so important to floss after you brush your teeth?
- Does flossing really work?
I don't know if you have to do it for that exact amount of time. I do know most dentist organizations say to brush for at least two minutes. Although, I have found using the timer, it takes about that long to floss properly anyway.
I sometimes don’t use the full two minutes but I also have uncorrected teeth so if I go too quickly I can cause them to bleed or hurt. I give myself extra time for things so then I am early.
I never timed it myself, but I think that it roughly takes two minutes to do a thorough flossing. You can always adjust the amount of time for any of the tasks.
- what is perfect method for floss?
- What tools are the best to clean the teeth with a lot of dental fillings?
- How do you motivate yourself to floss everyday?
- What’s the best way to preform flossing your teeth?
- How often should a person be flossing their teeth
- How do you floss without making your gum bleed too badly? I can’t seem to do it right haha
- How to do a good floss?
- how have you fallen into habit, i can not master it
- How to stick to your routine when a sick child needs attention?
- What is the most environmentally cautious way of flossing