Flossing can be an easily overlooked part of daily dental hygiene… Unfortunately, not flossing is often the root of most dental issues involving bacteria build up.
Here are 5 ways to make flossing an easier:
1 – Change it up.
Instead of using the long string form of floss, try using the handheld kind! It can easily fit into a pocket or purse for easy access no matter where you are, and no long string to worry about.
2 – Rinse with mouthwash or water before you start to floss.
This will loosen any particles and make it easier to get food out from being stuck between your teeth and gums.
3 – Floss after every time you eat.
This sounds like it would be more of a hassle, but it’s much easier to get a little bit of debris out as it happens, than it is to just be dealing with the build up of an entire day. Just a minute or two flossing in the bathroom after you eat can really work wonders for your teeth. Plus, it’s a great habit to lessen the growth of bacteria bacteria n your teeth as well!
4 – Drink water when you eat.
This will help wash away particles as you eat without adding any sugar for possible bacteria to feed on and cause it to be more stuck onto your teeth—making flossing more of a hassle than it needs to be. Water is important to your dental and general health as well, so that’s a two for one!
5 – Try eating more raw veggies with your meals.
Celery is a good choice since it’s texture can scrub away food particles as you chew. Flossing is all about getting that debris out of your teeth, so the more help you can get, the better!
I hope these 5 ways to make flossing easier help you develop a more natural habit of flossing your teeth and making sure your smile stays bright! Call our office today, (866) 781-0679, to schedule your next oral exam and cleaning.