It’s true; your dentist and/or hygienist will never stop “nagging” you to floss – and for good reason! This small oral health care routine can save you from many-an-oral issue, with between the teeth cavities and gum disease being just a couple of good reasons to remember to floss.
So we have a few suggestions for you on ‘How To Conquer Flossing Once and For All’ so that the next time we asked if you are flossing, your answer will be a resounded “YES!”.
Start With the Right Floss
Flossing your teeth with floss that tears or hurts due to the fact that your teeth are so tight together, can be a bit of a deterrent to flossing – we understand. So purchasing the right floss that will easily slip through tight spaces and comfortably clean between your teeth is important. That being said, try choosing a “satin floss”, this type of floss is more of a flat floss with a slick coating on it, and it slides through teeth much easier than the traditional more rounded floss that can feel thick and painful between your teeth.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Simple steps, such as having your floss sitting out beside your toothbrush, will make it a constant reminder and less of a hassle than retrieving your floss from the bathroom drawer every day. Although it seems like the tiniest of deterrents to have it tucked away, it is enough of one that people will use “I forgot” as an excuse to never floss. So keep it visually on hand, and force yourself to floss before bed until it becomes a ritual you can’t go without doing.
Just like you would reward yourself or your children for accomplishing a certain amount of tasks, rewarding yourself for a month filled with flossing seems well-worth the celebration. Tackle the flossing chore as a family, make it a competition, have a check-off sheet that each of you can tick off after flossing, and see who ends up with the most “in-between cleans” each moth – then reward your entire family accordingly.
At DentistsRUs, we are here to help with all your oral care needs, and provide a variety of dental office as listed below for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit, and hear you report on a successful daily flossing routine!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster, BC