Learn how to floss your teeth correctly. If you find flossing difficult, then try a floss pic or a water pic. Brushing the teeth alone is not enough for healthy teeth. To prevent any disease, it is vital to remove the food particles and plaque.
Although brushing removes plaque and particles from the teeth, flossing is important to remove plaque from between the teeth. Regular flossing once a day removes the plaque that forms between the teeth and below the gum line. It takes only a couple of minutes.
Method of Flossing teeth
Cut off a piece of floss about 18 inches long (measure finger tip to elbow). Wrap one end around the left hand middle finger and the other end around the right hand middle finger, until your hands are about 2-3 inches apart.
Curve the floss around each tooth and gently slide it to the gum line. Move the floss firmly and gently up and down and zig-zag rubbing motion several times to scrape off the plaque. Move the floss up and down on the side of each tooth.
If you have never flossed before, a small amount of blood may be there on the floss after flossing. This indicates that your gums are slightly inflamed and in need of regular flossing. Any bleeding should subside as gums become healthy.
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Dental Floss Toothpick
Do you feel that standard dental floss is difficult to handle? If so, you'll be glad to learn that there are other ways to floss your teeth. A dental floss pick is a small plastic tool with a curved end that holds a piece of dental floss. The flexible dental flosser toothpicks are specially developed to clear food particles and plaque between teeth effectively. The durable, tapered brush easily brushes around trouble spots and the handle features a non-slip flexible grip for comfort and control.
Water Pic, Water Flosser
Water pic is a dental tool that uses a stream of thinly forced water to rinse out the mouth, teeth and the gum lines. The water pick is a handheld dental tool that clean food particles from the crevices of teeth. The device emits a high-powered jet of water that blasts away food from all of the surfaces of the tooth. Some water picks are battery operated.
The water pics are very easy to use, and are especially ideal for those who have gums that bleed easily. These are good for keeping gums healthy. Also if you suffer from pockets in your gums this can be a much better.