8 Interesting Facts About Flossing

8 Interesting Facts About Flossing

Posted by Lakeview Dental Clinic on Jan 18 2021, 07:58 AM

Flossing might sound laborious, but it is an essential part of a proper oral health routine. To help you out, we have come with some facts about flossing. Let's dive in! 

  1. Flossing helps remove food leftovers and plaque attached in the difficult-to-reach spaces between teeth. Plaque accumulation can lead to cavities and cause bad breath. 
  2. According to researchers, one should use an appropriate length of floss, nearly 20 inches. It is the desired length for flossing accurately to ensure that you have enough clean floss to use. You will be able to hold it easily and move your hand comfortably. 
  3. There are times when your gums start bleeding due to flossing irregularly. However, don't let this stop you from flossing daily. With consistent flossing, the bleeding will eventually recede.
  4. Have you tried different flavors of floss? Yes, floss comes in a myriad of flavors. Some of the most popular flavors are mint, cinnamon, and bubblegum. Other exquisite flavors include wasabi and even bacon!
  5. Why floss when you brush daily? The most common question has the most uncommon answer! If you think that brushing teeth can single-handedly kill all the germs in your mouth, then you are wrong! 
  6. Brushing alone cannot clean the whole surface area of teeth. Little cracks and spaces between teeth remain uncleaned. However, using floss daily can help clean the entire surface. 
  7. Do you know how many types of floss are there in the market? There are two types of floss- monofilament and multifilament. Monofilament floss is made of plastics and rubber, while multifilament is made of nylon and silk. 
  8. What if the floss sticks between the teeth? To experience smooth and comfortable flossing, you should use waxed floss. A lubricated floss will become user friendly and is easier to slide between closely spaced teeth.

Happy flossing!


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