Q: Why do my teeth feel cleaner when my dental hygienist flosses them than when I do it at home?
A: First of all, it’s great to hear that you floss at home. Not everyone in Winnipeg can say that.
The reason might be that your flossing routine is not thorough enough, or you could be missing some bacteria and food when brushing. When you brush, use a soft bristle toothbrush to reach behind and in-between all your teeth. This makes it easier for you to catch anything leftover when you floss.
We recommend running the floss up and down three or four times to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
If you keep this up, you should feel fresh and clean – just like visiting the dentist – every time.
Schedule a dental appointment with us at either of our Winnipeg dental clinics (St. Vital or Garden City) today to follow up on your routine.