I didn’t flossed for years until my dentist started showing me what could happen to my teeth if I didn’t floss regularly.
So let’s just say I’m a dedicated flosser now. 🙂
Best Floss to Use
It seems that wax floss is the most popular because that’s what I see mostly when I go to the store, but I really like the woven floss.
It’s a bit thicker than wax and the texture seems to remove more plaque. I can literally see the chunks of plaque on the floss.
I know… yuck! 🙂
The problem is, it is very hard to find. I don’t know if it’s because people aren’t buying it so the shelves aren’t stocked, or people are snatching it up quickly.
In any event, I have the best luck finding them at my local Kroger and they cost about .50 cents more than wax floss.
1) As you can see in the video below, start by wrapping the floss around the middle finger on each hand and pull it taught.
2) Now slide the floss between your teeth and move it gently back in forth.
3) Next, make a C-curve around your tooth and slide the floss up under your gum line on each side of the tooth.
If you don’t do this technique often or you don’t floss regularly then you may experience some redness or bleeding. If you continue to floss this way, it will go away within the next couple of times.
If your gums continue to bleed while flossing you need to see a dentist.
You can watch me floss and observe my technique in the video below…