Floss is an incredibly important part of every at-home oral healthcare routine! Flossing lets you remove plaque, bacteria and leftover food debris from between the teeth; where your toothbrush is unable to reach. Dentists all agree that flossing is the best way to keep the gum tissue healthy and avoid gum disease.
However, while flossing is vital, there are ways to be too aggressive in your flossing habits. Flossing too hard or vigorously can eventually cause damage to the gum tissues and the enamel of the teeth. In short, if done incorrectly, flossing can actually harm your oral health.
Below are a few of the ways that flossing too vigorously can cause damage to dental health:
If you’re not sure how to correctly floss or how to help your children learn to floss correctly, please ask our hygienists for a demonstration. In addition, please do not avoid flossing because you’re afraid you’re doing it incorrectly.
If you’re concerned about your family’s flossing habits or to make an appointment here at Severance Dental, please contact our Severance, Colorado family dental office today. Serving the Severance, Ault, Eaton and Pierce communities.