When in doubt, talk with your dentist about how to properly floss. It could make your entire mouth feel better, and stay healthier.
Learning How to Floss Right Can Stop That from Happening
Flossing needs to be done carefully. The string used for floss can cut into tender tissue if you are not doing things carefully enough. When you go to floss, make sure you grab 18-24" of floss. Start at one end with a little wrapped around one finger, and the majority of it wrapped around a finger on the other hand. From there, you clean all four sides of each tooth.
Start in the back of your mouth, and work your way forward, using a new section of floss with each tooth. You want to make sure you get down to the gum line, but don't push down into your gum tissue. If you leave your gums inflamed after flossing, they are not going to be able to hold your teeth as tight, and could lead to soreness.
Have your dentist show you how to floss properly during your next appointment. They can show you how much pressure you should be using, and how to glide the floss between tight teeth more easily. They can also give you insight as to which type of floss you should be using. Contact our office today to make sure your flossing routine is not doing more harm than good.