Flossing is great; you should absolutely do it. But, even if you are a flossing fanatic, there is still a chance that you are making a few mistakes. Don’t worry though, you can correct these.
1. Flossing “The Wrong Way”
You should be gently flossing in an up-and-down motion, rather than a side-to-side “sawing” one. Be very careful, too!
2. Flossing Sporadically (Or Not At All)
Flossing is really, really important for your overall oral health. Left-behind bits and pieces can wind up trapped between your teeth or in your gums. You don’t want them staying put around, trust us.
Stick to a flossing routine. Twice a day, before brushing. If you do not floss consistently, you will likely end up with bleeding gums…and more serious dental issues, in the future.
3. Flossing With A Not-Great Product Pick
Yes, some floss options are better than others! Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on your floss, after you narrow down what exactly you are looking for (i.e. waxed/unwaxed, flavored, etc.). You can also ask your dentist for a personalized recommendation!
You’re all set now. No excuses!