Quiz: Are You On Track With Flossing?

Flossing is one of those things that patients end up having a lot of questions about, many reservations about, and even a lot of strong opinions about! What are your questions about this part of your dental hygiene and how good of a job do you think you’re doing? Would you say that you’re on track? We always ask that you come to us with uncertainties or questions about technique. For the stuff that can easily throw you off track, we’ve crafted a quiz that will keep you headed in the right direction.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you read a publication that claims flossing is not an essential factor in protecting your oral health, it is okay to stop if that publication seems reliable.
  2. True or False: Flossing as many times a day as you can is the best way to prevent gum problems through optimal dental hygiene.
  3. True or False: You don’t need to worry about making contact with both tooth edges when you floss between teeth. You just need to make sure you remove any food that’s between them.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. No matter how reliable you think the information seems, it’s important that you remember one thing: Getting your information about dental hygiene and dental care is best provided by our team of dental professionals. Other influences may not be entirely factual.
  2. False. If you floss too much, actually, you run the risk of irritating your gums, which can lead to a host of problems like damage and recession. Once a day (unless something is stuck between teeth and you need to do it again) is sufficient.
  3. False. You need to make contact with both tooth edges, starting with one then moving onto the other, to ensure plaque is removed (so that tartar cannot form). Removing food debris is also important.

Get Your Dental Hygiene Guidelines From Our Practice

Our team will be happy to provide you with guidelines for effective dental hygiene, so you’re on track with brushing and flossing. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.