Oral Hygiene: Flossing
Brushing alone only cleans about two_thirds of your teeth. It is never too late to start flossing.
- Floss at least once a day. Flossing before bedtime is preferred, but you can floss any time during the day. Find a time that works for you and maintain that as a part of your daily routine.
- When you first start flossing your gums may bleed. After a couple of weeks of regular flossing this should stop. If bleeding persists, speak to your dentist.
- Be gentle. Aggressive flossing can hurt your gums.
- Floss between all your teeth and behind your back teeth.
- For more tips on flossing talk to your dentist about different flossing options like inter proximal brushes, floss holders, dental tape and waterpik.