Flossing: 3 Things That Don’t Need To Happen

There are some things that should definitely happen when you floss: You should be able to do it efficiently and comfortable, without grimacing, as you effectively clean between your teeth and remove plaque (and food particles) from just beneath your gumline. Of course, this sounds like a simple task that you should be able to get through with ease but that doesn’t mean you won’t face an obstacle or two throughout the life of your dental hygiene! If you find that your experience isn’t quite so streamlined but you are intent on following through with the care your smile deserves, consider what our Commerce, TX team has to say on the matter!

#1: It Doesn’t Need To Hurt

Actually, flossing should never be a painful part of the dental hygiene experience. If you’re shrugging your shoulders because though we say it shouldn’t, it simply is uncomfortable, it’s time for you to come see our team for a dental checkup right away. Either you need care for your smile because a problem like gum disease has taken hold or you need us to show you how to floss without hurting yourself. Remember: It’s possible.

#2: It Doesn’t Need To Make Your Fingertips Numb

You may not be very excited about flossing during dental hygiene because having your fingertips turn purple and feel tingly isn’t very enjoyable. There’s such a very easy fix for this! Start by remembering to wind your floss around your middle fingers as your anchors. Then, grip the floss between your index and thumb fingers. This should solve the issue!

#3: It Doesn’t Need To Be Unlikeable

It’s important that you feel somewhat kindly toward your dental hygiene and the products that you use! Otherwise, you run the risk of ending up with problems like decay that will result in your need of restorative care. So, what are you supposed to do when the idea of this part of preventive care sounds so displeasing? We can help with some suggestions:

  • Try a new flavor
  • Try a new texture
  • Try a different brand, sometimes you’ll like a different option much better

Let Our Team Know If You Have Questions About Flossing

If you need any type of help with your dental hygiene, all you have to do is let us know and we will offer the guidance you need. In addition to serving Commerce residents, our Commerce Family Dental practice works on the smiles of patients from Van Alstyne, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your consultation or dental appointment, call our office today at (903) 886-3081.