The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Flossing

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Many people have questions about flossing, which oftentimes leads to ineffective flossing routines. This can result in damaged smiles and dental problems. So, if you have questions about flossing, it’s important to find the answers. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Prince Arrington III, is happy to share the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Q: How often should I floss?
A: It’s important to floss at least once a day. Many prefer to floss at night before bed, but it does not matter when you floss. As long as you floss daily, you’re on the right track.

Q: What tools should I use to floss?
A: It’s recommended to use floss or a flossing tool that is easier to maneuver. This can be waxed floss, unwaxed floss, flossing picks, floss threaders, water flossers and more. Feel free to use whichever product you’re more comfortable using!

Q: Can flossing hurt my smile?
A: Flossing can only damage the smile if you have a rough technique. In fact, if you force the floss into place and vigorously clean around the gums, you can irritate and damage the oral tissues. So, make sure to be gentle and careful as you floss.

For more information and details about flossing in Boca Raton, Florida, please reach out to Beach Tree Dental Care when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 561-440-4633 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!