Your Flossing: Stuff You Should Definitely Avoid

There are some things you know you should do when it comes to your flossing. You know that you should make it part of your dental hygiene every day. You know that you should be thorough about it, so you’re actually protecting your entire smile. However, there might be some details you aren’t considering at all that focus more on what you should be avoiding when dental floss is involved. Since the goal, of course, is always keeping your oral health its safest, we think you might want to consider some new information.

Avoid Thinking It’s Too Late To Floss

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that since you haven’t flossed in a long time (or maybe ever) that’s it’s just too late to get started. It is never ever too late to begin providing your smile with proper care. Of course, you should also probably come in to see us, so we can help you safely and effectively get back on track with your approach toward oral health protection and preventive care.

Avoid Snapping It Into Place

You might have a habit of quickly snapping or popping your dental floss into place before guiding it throughout your smile. This isn’t a good idea, even though you may feel like it’s the quickest way to get it into position. Instead, you should gently and carefully slide it between teeth to prevent accidentally injuring your gum tissue.

Avoid Assuming You Should Know Everything

Maybe you don’t know if you’re flossing the right way. Maybe you don’t know if there’s a different type of floss that would better protect your oral health. Guess what? We don’t expect you to know everything. Even if it seems simple, ask us about it anyway!

Make The Most Of Flossing By Getting Questions Answered

If you have questions or concerns about flossing, remember that we are always here to answer questions, provide demos, and more. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.