You probably know that there are a number of things you can do to protect your teeth. Similarly, you know that brushing and flossing are vital to your oral health. However, do you know how to determine the type of floss that’s best for your teeth?
If you have large gaps in your teeth, you should consider dental tape or super floss. Conversely, if there isn’t much space between your teeth, waxed floss may be the option you need. If you struggle with traditional string floss, you could consider disposable floss picks. Patients who have braces could also find spongy floss a good option.
Even if you meet with our team and choose the best floss for your teeth, you’ll still need to floss correctly. Regardless of the type of floss you use, you’ll need to try to clean each tooth with a clean piece of floss. Typically, you’ll need around a foot and a half of floss to do so. You should also curve your floss into a c-shape and glide it up and down each side of your tooth. Finally, if you floss first, please remember to brush well afterwards. If you brush your teeth first, please rinse your mouth after you floss.
If you’re interested in learning more about the types of floss or about how you should floss, please don’t hesitate to give Gary H. Morikawa, DDS Inc a call at 808-949-8866. Dr. Gary H Morikawa and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon!