Are you curious about your usual flossing? What seems to be bothering you? If you notice that every time you floss, it just doesn’t seem to feel right, it’s certainly time to speak up. Or, if you’re just not sure if you’re flossing the way we would suggest, it’s perfectly fine to admit you need a little help! For some advice that results from some very frequently asked questions about dental hygiene, we offer you answers that may be of assistance. For anything remaining, please contact our practice!
Does Your Flossing Hurt?
What does it feel like when you floss during your dental hygiene sessions? If you immediately answer with a negative response that includes pain, you might not be doing things correctly. Or, you may have gum disease without realizing it. To ensure you’re flossing correctly, use gentle pressure, slip the floss beneath your gumline, and gently drag it upward along the edge of each tooth. This should feel comfortable. If even gentle care hurts, your gums are inflamed, or other changes are visible, contact us for a visit.
Do You Do It Before (Or After) Brushing?
Do you floss after you brush your teeth? Or before? Good news: It doesn’t matter which one you choose. Just so long as you remember to floss (once a day) during your dental hygiene session, then you’re doing what it takes to keep your smile healthy.
Do You Do It Early (Or Late) In The Day?
Now, about the particular dental hygiene session you choose to complete your flossing: Is it your morning session or evening session? Surprise! Again, this is completely up to you. Whatever works best for your schedule is the best choice.
Make Sure You’re Flossing Correctly For Healthy Gums
Ask us about best practices in flossing, so you’re certain your efforts in dental hygiene are paying off. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.