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.
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 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.
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.
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?
- When is the best time to floss. Before or after brushing?
- So I put flossing on my list because I tend to forget to floss the most, and not only that but when creating a routine, a habitual routine at that – then it must entail creating a list of healthy habits that you are not used to doing every single day. Like I said I forget to floss alot so does any one else put flossing in their morning routine? (also I’m new at this app so please let me know if I’am using it incorrectly.) I have to ask because I got a sarcastic shithead asking me if I carry floss around in my bag-that kind of crap please keep to yourself.
- Is it better to floss before or after you brush your teeth?
- How long does it take for your gums to go back to normal once you start routinely flossing?
- What do you prefer, flossing picks or flossing thread?
- How often do you really floss?
- Is it okay to only floss once a day?
- Do you floss in the morning or at night?
- Do you find that there are some teeth that always have particles stuck in them? And, if so, do you spend more time brushing that area?