San Francisco Dentist Helps You Improve Your Flossing Routine

Are you taking the time to floss your smile as recommended by your dentist every single day? If you have been slacking on your flossing routine, you are not alone—but now is the perfect time to get back on track and start flossing again!

Here are some tips from our San Francisco dentists on how to floss most effectively…

1. The first thing that is key to getting the most out of your flossing routine is to do it every single day. Don’t skip! Remember, plaque is always developing and building up on your teeth and gums; it is critical that you floss every day so that you can clear away that newly developed plaque.

2. Another thing that you can do is to really take your time as you floss. Make sure that you are cleaning between all of your teeth, and that you are moving your piece of floss all of the way up and down and back and forth as you go.

3. You also want to make sure that you aren’t inadvertently compounding the amount of plaque between your teeth as you floss. Make sure that you are using a fresh section of your strip of floss as you go from tooth to tooth.

4. Many people have questions about what type to floss to use. The general answer is that you should simply choose a type of floss that fits comfortably and completely between your teeth—be aware that floss products do come in different widths.

Flossing is a small and simple dental health step that can make a huge difference for your smile over time. If you want more information on daily at-home oral hygiene recommendations, please feel free to reach out to our San Francisco dentist. You can always call our office, or submit a question on our Contact Us page.