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Does Flossing Harm Your Enamel?
Posted on 10/5/2020 by Barbara Ketchum
Does Flossing Harm Your Enamel?We know you want to take the best possible care of your smile and that does mean regular flossing. But how much is too much? While flossing is essential, learning the correct and safe way to do it is crucial. Flossing too aggressively can be damaging to both the gum tissues around your teeth and your enamel.

Flossing after each meal helps protect against harmful plaque and bacteria and gets right down between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. We recommend you floss regularly but floss gently and with care so as not to hurt your beautiful smile. When you floss too hard or too often, you could damage your gums and may even create an infection. This, in turn, can cause your gums to bleed and might damage the roots of your teeth as well.

Flossing Incorrectly May Harm Your Teeth and Gums!


Flossing is the tool you use to keep your smile going strong. Flossing does do a great job in preventing bacteria and other harmful stuff from staying lodged between your teeth where you can't see it. Like any tool, there are safety rules that must be adhered to. Don't pull the floss so tightly that it snaps back on your gums. That whipping effect can cause your gums to bleed and you don't want that to happen. We recommend you stay on top of your flossing but guard against making your teeth unhappy by flossing gently and carefully.

Choose the Type of Floss That's Right for You!


If you've been thinking that strangling your fingers with string floss is just not for you, join the crowd. Many people choose alternative methods to floss regularly. Next time you go shopping, look for flossing products such as floss picks, waxed or unwaxed floss, flavored floss, and more. The fact is, you can set up your bathroom with many types of flossing products and just use the one that works best for you! Call us today for all our dental needs. We are always ready to help in any way we can.





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