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How to Improve Your Flossing Routine 

Sep 30 2021

Regular flossing is an important part of oral health, and is something that you should be doing on a routine basis. However, remembering to floss can be difficult, and many people simply don’t enjoy flossing. Nevertheless, because of its important role in your oral health routine, finding tips and tricks for improving your flossing habit is important. Here’s some advice on how to improve your flossing routine—

  1. Make it a Habit

First, make flossing a habit. Just like taking your vitamins, brushing your teeth, or walking the dog, flossing is something that should be done every day. If it helps, try to plan a time each day that you will dedicate to flossing. If needed, you can even set a time or a reminder on your phone, or put a note on the mirror. The more often you floss, the more a part of your routine it will begin to feel. 

  1. Improve Your Floss

If you’re having a hard time with flossing, or if you just want to improve the effectiveness of all that effort, you should upgrade your floss. Some floss brands are more effective than others based on material, thickness of floss, and floss coating. Talk to your dentist about a trusted and recommended brand. 

  1. Floss After Brushing, Not Before

Should you floss before brushing your teeth? After? Both? This is a question that stumps many. If you’ve been unsure about when to floss and this has deterred you, don’t worry—the answer is that you should always brush after brushing. Brush, then floss, and then give your mouth a good rinse. 

  1. Incentivize It

Some people are motivated by rewards, especially when it comes to forming habits that last. If it’s helpful, think of some way that you’ll treat yourself if you are able to maintain a brushing streak for a week. What about two weeks, or three? It could be your favorite meal, an activity, or an item you’ve been eying. 

Learn More About Oral Health Today

Another part of keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy is scheduling regular check-ups at the dentist. If it’s been a while since you’ve last been in, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning. Your dentist can also answer any questions that you have about smart brushing and flossing habits. To learn more, call Distinctive Dental Solutions today or send us a message online at your convenience.

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