Here are three great tips for flossing:
- Don’t overdo it: The American Dental Association recommends flossing once a day to remove plaque and avoid buildup that can cause several major problems. Excessive flossing or flossing too vigorously destroy your gum line, leaving your roots exposed and more prone to permanent damage and decay
- Find the right tool: There are a lot of different options when it comes to flossing, not only do you have tons of different varieties of dental floss (waxed, unwaxed, flavored, thick…etc) but there are also toothpicks, water flosser, wooden plaque removers and more. These are all effective tools so take your time to find the one that will make it easier for you and create the habit
- Repetition creates habits: If you just can fathom the idea of having to do this every single day just know that no one loves flossing. Yes, it feels amazing to have clean teeth but everyone had to go through an adaptation period. A lot of people bring the habit with them from an early age but there are literally millions of people who took on the habit as an adult and you can do it too! There are many theories around habits but we believe that if you consistently floss once a day (at any time that works best for you) for 33 consecutive days you will incorporate flossing seamlessly into your daily routine!