You’ve probably been told time and time again that it is extremely important to brush and floss your teeth every day. That’s true. In fact, practicing good oral hygiene is arguably the most important thing you can do for your smile. But, what do you do if you struggle with flossing? We understand that sensitive teeth and problems navigating the floss through your teeth are real problems. Luckily, there are solutions to these problems.
For example, a floss pick may work better for you. Floss picks are pieces of plastic with a curved end that holds a string of floss. Also, the other end of a floss stick is a pick that you can use to remove large food. In fact, these ends work better than toothpicks do—in fact, you should probably avoid using toothpicks. They may break and lodge themselves between your teeth. This is a particularly useful option for people who struggle to reach their back teeth and for the elderly.
Similarly, if you have sensitive teeth, you may find dental tape (or ribbon floss) more comfortable. Dental tape is wider than dental floss, and because it may be more comfortable, you may be more likely to floss with dental tape. Of course, your dentist may offer you specific advice based on your individual needs.
If you are interested in learning more, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.