Flossing Tips & Contest Reminder!

There are some places within your teeth that you just aren’t able to reach with a toothbrush, not matter how fancy or expensive it is. In order to effectively clean all parts of your teeth, you need to take time to floss. To help you get better at flossing, we’d like to present you with three helpful tips. Here they are:

Tip #1—Use enough floss to get the job done: The Mayo Clinic recommends that you Break off about 18 inches (46 centimeters) of dental floss. Once you have your floss in hand,  wind it around the middle finger on one hand, and the rest around the middle finger on the other hand — leaving about 1 inch (3 centimeters) to floss your first tooth. Having a system like this in place will help make flossing easier for you.

Tip#2—Take your time: Don’t try to go through the process of flossing too fast. It’s important that you spend time on the space between each and every tooth. Trying to speed through flossing won’t do you any good in the end.

Tip#3—Develop a schedule: Try to develop a consistent schedule for flossing. The goal is for flossing to become as natural as brushing your teeth. It won’t happen right away, but if you work at it and stay committed, you’ll eventually become more comfortable and it won’t seem like so much work.

What other tips would you offer to those individuals who avoid flossing? We’d love to know.