Are you wondering how often you should floss your teeth? Do you know how to floss properly?
CAN YOU SKIP Flossing altogether?
Whitening Lightning will answer these questions one by one. We’ll start with the last one: Can you skip flossing? Is it really that important? The answer is no skipping! And Yes, flossing IS important.
We floss for several reasons. One is to help remove plaque from the areas between teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can eventually harden into what’s called calculus or tartar. Flossing also helps prevent gum disease and cavities.
The American Dental Association reports that flossing is a very important part of overall dental hygiene. Although only about 53% of people polled in a survey said they floss after they brush, we should all be doing it on a regular basis.
How Often Should I Floss?
Again, the ADA suggests flossing at least once a day. Is the time of day important? It’s most beneficial to floss at the end of the day or after a meal; when you’re most likely to have food between your teeth. But if you think you might be tempted to skip flossing at night because you’re tired, do it first thing in the morning. The time of day is less important than developing a habit you can stick to.
Is Flossing Painful? Am I Flossing Properly?
Although there may be discomfort when you first begin, flossing is not painful. Pain may be an indication that you are flossing too hard. If you floss too hard, you could damage the tissue between your teeth. On the other hand, floss to gently and you won’t do a good job.
What Should I Floss With?
Floss with dental floss or another product such as a dental pick, a pre-threaded flosser, or tiny brushes that reach between the teeth. Ask your dentist for a recommendation. You can also use a water flosser or wooden plaque remover.
Does Flossing Help Remove Stains in Between Teeth?
Although flossing might help discourage tooth discoloration by removing foods that cause staining, flossing will not remove stains from teeth. Use Dial A Smile home teeth whitening system to help remove tooth stains in 20 minutes. The Super Booster Teeth Whitening Pen is convenient and effective. Carry it with you along with floss.
The most important thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy is to develop good dental hygiene habits. This will not prevent tooth discoloration but it will help. Visit the Whitening Lightning blog and scroll through for information on good dental habits.
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Southern California innovator and CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard, wheeled her home teeth whitening company, Whitening Lightning onto the teeth whitening scene in 2010. Whitening Lightning became an international rage among celebrities, entertainers and their fans. In 2014 sister company, Gerard Cosmetics took center stage. Beauty experts around the world are thrilled by the quality of these fine cosmetic products.