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Did you know it’s possible to botch your flossing routine? Well, it’s true, and when you botch your flossing routine, you can harm and even damage the smile. So, it’s best to have the best flossing routine possible. Fortunately, there are flossing hacks you can use to help you properly and effectively care for your teeth and gums. Our dentist, Dr. Roger Anderson, is happy to tell you all about those hacks by listing them here:

-Use a gentle sawing motion: This can help you place the floss between the teeth without forcing it into the gums. When you force the floss into the gums, it can damage them and make them bleed.

-Use flossing tools that are easy to maneuver: When you use easy flossing tools, it can help you properly and effectively clean the gums. When you use hard-to-use flossing tools, it can increase your chances of being rough around the gums, which can harm them. So, use products like waxed floss, flossing picks and other tools to help make flossing easier.

-Floss at least once a day: When you floss, you clean between your teeth and gumline. This helps you avoid major dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. So, make sure to floss daily. If you tend to forget, set reminders for yourself.

To learn more about flossing in Lakewood, Colorado, please contact our dental team. When you dial 303-232-6205, we will be more than happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!