Below is three pieces of advice from your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist to help you floss:
Improving your flossing technique: When you start to floss, use a piece between 15 to 18 inches long. Slide it between the teeth, place the floss around each tooth in a ¨C¨ shape, and clean with an up and down motion.
Don’t be worried about blood: Unfortunately many become worried when they see blood, however you should not be concerned. Bleeding signifies the gums are inflamed due to plaque built up, which needs to be cleaned away. Don’t let that stop you for proper hygiene. This being said, bleeding after several days many be a sign of periodontal disease. If this occurs, you should discuss this with your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist.
Find a floss holder: If you do not have the dexterity to floss, we recommend you use soft wooden plaque removers. These look similar to toothpicks, and allow you to clean between teeth with only one hand.
Stay tuned for more dental advice from your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist.