Things to Know About Flossing

Things to Know About Flossing

What is the place of dental floss in teeth cleaning?

In addition to brushing teeth, it is necessary to use dental floss at least once a day.

What should be considered when using dental floss?

Care should be taken not to traumatize the gums while flossing. Cleaning should be done with up and down movements by touching the lateral surfaces of the teeth.

Does flossing prevent bad breath?

It is useful in preventing bad breath as it will clean the food residues in the areas that the brush cannot reach.

Does flossing prevent tooth decay?

It should definitely be used to prevent bruises that will occur on the interfaces.

Is it normal for teeth to bleed when flossing?

If there is a discomfort related to the gums, bleeding may occur when floss is used. Care must be taken to use it correctly.

What should we pay attention to when choosing dental floss?

It should have sufficient flexibility and strength, waxed ones can be preferred for easy movement.


Fatih Hospital

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