When you want to enjoy your flossing, or at least feel neutral about it, rather than sort of strongly disliking it (to put things delicately), well … you may feel like there’s nothing you can do. You might assume that as a collective, society tends to simply hate flossing. The truth is, lots of people do it every day, many people are just fine with it, and you can absolutely become someone who feels confident about this aspect of dental hygiene! As luck would have it, we have suggestions that will help you get there.
Make It More Effective
You may want to make your flossing more effective. The problem may not be so much that the act of flossing your teeth during dental hygiene isn’t comfortable or fun. It may simply be that you do it but you don’t see any excellent results. Of course, this would deter anyone! So, here’s what we suggest: Ensure you’re flossing between all teeth and reach into the very back to floss behind back teeth, as well. Remember that your flossing should begin with a very long strand (around 18 inches). Get below your gum tissue and then glide it up along the entire edge of each tooth on both sides.
Make It Taste Better
This is a very simple detail but one that is so often overlooked by patients having a hard time with dental hygiene: If you think that the only floss available is mint but you loathe mint, for example, things aren’t going to go so well. Explore the large variety of flavors out there. When your taste buds approve, it will be an easier experience.
Protect Your Smile With Excellent Flossing
Gain tips from our team when you need help figuring out how to floss well and how to enjoy the process. 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.