So, you know how to floss your teeth correctly to ensure your dental hygiene is stellar! Right? Did you know there are some other issues beyond technique that can crop up and that can negatively affect how well you’re flossing? The bad news is that even with good intentions, you might not be doing your best. The wonderful news, of course, is that once you learn all about improved, on-track practices, protecting your smile is easy. Let’s see how you’re doing.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: When you’re trying to stop wasting products, you can make a change in your daily dental hygiene by cleaning floss after one use and using it multiple times afterwards. Just make sure to use hot water.
- True or False: If you haven’t gotten any food debris stuck between your teeth, there’s not really any reason to floss. We usually just suggest flossing if you’re eating sticky or fibrous foods.
- True or False: If your teeth are spaced far apart from one another or if they are packed tightly together, there’s no need to floss. Either plaque cannot get between your teeth or the space is too large for it to become stuck.
- False. Using floss more than once under any circumstances is dangerous for your oral health. Once bacteria are removed, floss needs to go in the trash. Attempting to sterilize floss is a fruitless effort.
- False. We suggest that you floss your smile to practice effective dental hygiene no matter what. Daily flossing (either once daily or twice if you so desire) is always necessary to remove plaque and any food debris.
- False. Whether they’re far apart or close together, your teeth need to be flossed because plaque sticks to all surfaces including beneath your gumline. If you need help with effective flossing, simply ask.