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1300 Smiles : Flossing – 1300SMILES Dentists

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08/06/2018 | 01:11am EDT

Why is flossing important? Here's something you may not know - nearly half the surface area of your teeth lies between them. And no, we're not telling you this so you can ace the next dental trivia contest you attend.

Why that particular information is important is because if you're solely relying on brushing you're not cleaning a large portion of your teeth, which in turn can affect how healthy your teeth and gums are. By removing the plaque from between your teeth, you're helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis, otherwise known as 'bad breath'.

So flossing, or interdental cleaning as it's officially known, is an essential part of caring for your teeth and gums, and not some kind of 'nice to have' added extra.

It's all in the technique

It's one thing to make flossing a part of your dental health care routine, quite another to do it properly. Your dentist is the most qualified person to instruct you on flossing correctly but there are some basic tips you can follow:

Tip 1: Wind about 45cm of floss around your middle fingers and rest it across your thumbs and index fingers.

Tip 2: Use a gentle up-and-down motion that goes down one side of the tooth, just under the little collar of gum and then back up the other side (think of it as an on-the-side 'c').

Tip 3: If you're not sure about the right technique, have a chat to your dentist who can show you all the right flossing moves.

If sticking your fingers into your mouth with a cord of thin filaments strung between them isn't your idea of fun, then consider using either a less invasive floss threader or floss pick to do the job.

And finally, your dentist might also recommend using other items such as bottle brush-shaped interdental cleaners, if you have large gaps between your teeth, or interdental tips (flexible rubber tips) and irrigators (electrically-powered water-pumping devices) to compliment your flossing regimen.

Make flossing a routine

Flossing should be an integral part of your dental health routine along with brushing. You should be flossing once a day, either in the morning or night, or even after lunch, for at least two minutes..

But it's not just adults who need to floss. Kids should start cleaning between their teeth as soon as they have two teeth in contact but until the age of 10, it's best if the parent does the flossing as younger kids don't have the manual dexterity needed to floss effectively.

If you have braces

Flossing is more important than ever in tis instance, playing an integral role in clearing out food particles and plaque. Using the usual flossing tape can prove to be a bit of a challenge, so you might find something like a floss threader and interdental brushes will work better for you. Always floss gently and slowly since too much pressure and speed can damage your braces.

Make sure you check out our page on brushing.

Content courtesy of: https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Younger-Adults-18-30/flossing

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1300 Smiles Limited published this content on 06 August 2018 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 06 August 2018 05:10:05 UTC

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