I brushed my teeth, why floss? Toothbrush can't do it all alone!❗️
♦️Flossing is a way to clean plaque and food residues directly between the teeth, especially those covered by the gums.
🔸the toothbrush does not clean everything, especially between the teeth;
🔸uncleaned dental plaque is the reason for the development of gum diseases;
Over time, untreated dental plaque hardens and tartar forms, which can only be removed by a dental hygienist with special equipment.
What to choose?
🔸dental flosses are many and varied, they differ in shape, color, thread thickness and other characteristics;
🔸every person has his own shape of teeth, different clenched teeth and widths between teeth - one dental floss will not suit everyone;
🔸dental flossing should be comfortable, painless and flowing, if flossing causes discomfort - change the dental floss!
🔸 teeth are recommended to be flossed after each brushing;
🔸especially before going to bed, thus reducing the amount of bacteria in the oral cavity.
🔸dental floss should be long enough so that each tooth gap can be cleaned with a clean section of dental floss;
🔸dental floss should be kept on average 5-7 cm long;
🔸cleaning is carried out - along the edge of the tooth, passing the floss also along the edge of the gum - cleaning is carried out by pulling the floss back;
🔸slowly and carefully, haste can injure the gums and they can start bleeding.
♦️It is recommended to start to floss in childhood, so that children's teeth are healthy, well-groomed and disease-free during the change of teeth.
If you feel that your teeth are covered with a thick layer of plaque or tartar, visit your dental hygienist. Ask your hygienist more about flossing.