Flossing is a vital part of your oral health care routine. It allows you to remove plaque, bacteria, and food debris from in between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is around 33% of the tooth enamel! Dentists all agree that flossing is the best way to keep your gums healthy and prevent gingivitis.
However, there is such a thing as being too aggressive with your flossing habits. In fact, flossing too vigorously can even cause eventual damage to the teeth and gum tissue. When done incorrectly, flossing can harm your oral health.
Below are a few ways flossing too aggressively can cause damage to your oral health:
If you are confused about how to floss correctly, please don’t hesitate to ask for a demonstration. Additionally, never skip flossing simply because you’re afraid you’re not doing it correctly. If gums are bleeding, it’s more likely because you haven’t flossed in a while.
However, if you have concerns or if your gums are bleeding regularly during flossing, please contact Meadows Family Dental. Here at our Castle Rock, Colorado family dental office, we can help you review your flossing technique to make sure you’re enhancing your smile instead of harming it!