Four Dental Flossing Tips that Work

There has been a lot of news across the United States and Europe about flossing and brushing since the beginning of COVID. We are home more, and we should brush and floss more. Saltzman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary NC wants to set the record straight. Although most Triangle residents brush their teeth at least twice a day, as Dr. Saltzman and other dentists recommend; yet many people find it harder to commit to daily flossing.

E. Scott Saltzman DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has compiled a shortlist of important tips to help patients develop and maintain the important habit of proper flossing that will keep teeth healthy and support the prevention of cavities and gum disease.

Dr. Saltzman offers four important tips that focus on flossing as an important part of personal dental care: 

  • Floss at least twice every single day: Brushing alone cannot remove all the bacteria between the teeth. Flossing should be done before brushing in the morning or evening. If possible, it is a great idea to floss after every meal. The most important aspect of flossing is to make it a habit.
  • Floss in an effective manner: Use the correct amount of floss to make the process simple and more successful. Make sure it is long enough, wrap a portion of it around the middle finger of one hand and the remainder around the other middle finger. Glide the floss slowly between each tooth with a back-and-forth and up and down motion.
  • Be careful of the gumsDo not force floss down between the teeth or snap it into place. Floss can cut into the gums, causing bleeding and tenderness.
  • Try different floss products: Many patients find that waxed floss is the simplest to use. Others prefer a dental pick or threaded flosser. Ask Dr. Saltzman about the options and the differences for healthy teeth and gums.

It is important to get into the habit of daily flossing. Ask E. Scott Saltzman DMD at your next appointment for any suggestions to make healthy flossing an important part of your dental hygiene routine. Dr. Saltzman will help explain why flossing is vital for dental health. If it’s time for a cleaning, call our office in Cary, NC just off Waldo Rood Blvd. between Davis Drive and SW Cary Parkway. Our professional and friendly staff is waiting for the call.  


This informative post about flossing is brought to you by Saltzman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary NC. Please call us for an appointment today.

919 380 9311

202 Town Village Drive

Cary, NC 27513

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The material contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor, or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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