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May 14, 2020

I feel like flossing takes up so much time - Ask a Dentist

Q: I feel like flossing takes up so much time, is there a way to shorten the process?A: Keep in mind that flossing is very important for your oral health. Flossing can help you reach bacteria and debris from between the teeth that was missed when brushing. That being said, it’s very common for people to fall out of the habit.It’s important when you floss that you’re not just giving a quick up and down between your teeth.We recommend running the floss up and down three or four times to make sure you haven’t missed anything - you should be able to feel how clean your teeth are.Something to speed up the process could be the mini floss sticks. They save time because you don’t have to wrap the floss around your fingers - but the overall process should be taken seriously and should not be rushed.Book your next appointment with us today to review your flossing technique!