3 Tips: For Patients Unhappy With Their Dental Floss

3silverAre you anything but happy when you realize it’s time for your dental hygiene session? Why is this? Is it because you are so “over” your dental floss but you assume there’s not much you can do to rectify the situation? Fortunately, you are not stuck forever flossing your teeth in misery. Instead, by taking a few helpful tips into consideration, you can quickly transform your hygiene time into something you actually enjoy!

Tip #1: Try A Water Flosser

Have you ever heard of a water flosser? If not, this might be the key to your improved experience with dental hygiene. Rather than using your dental floss, you will be using the flosser. It allows you to swap out floss for a stream of water. (It’s a very powerful stream, of course). You can maneuver the handheld wand throughout your mouth for effective care.

Tip #2: Change The Flavor Or Texture

Maybe you don’t mind the idea of floss but you’re certainly not pleased with the way it feels, the way it slides between your teeth, or with the flavor. Fortunately, you have the option to change one or all of these characteristics. Keep the following in mind:

  • You can try out different flavors or attempt to locate an unflavored option
  • You can choose waxed if you’re having trouble with tight spaces
  • You can try different textural options until you find one that’s pleasing

Tip #3: Ask For Our Help

Sometimes you think you’re doing everything right but you’re just not approaching dental hygiene the correct way. No worries. Ask us for help and we can address any and all aspects that are not working for you.