Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum.
Flossing Teeth Correctly
1. To clean the two surfaces between the teeth that a brush cannot reach take approx. 18cm of floss and wind the ends around the middle fingers. Tighten the floss between the thumb and forefinger leaving approx. 3cm between them.
2. Use a gentle back and forth motion to ease the floss between the teeth. Curve the floss around the tooth to be cleaned and apply an up and down rubbing action.
3. Repeat on adjacent teeth, remembering to keep the floss tight against the tooth to prevent damage to the gum margin.
4. Repeat on all upper and lower teeth, winding the floss from one middle finger to the other at regular intervals to give a clean, strong length of floss.
5. After flossing, rinse your mouth thoroughly by flooding mouthwash vigorously between your teeth.
At Errigal Dental we recommend (and stock at very competitive prices) the use of Oral B Satin Tape for flossing.
Superfloss can be used 'under' bridges. First use the stiff end of the Superfloss to insert between the teeth. Pull the Superfloss through and then sweep under the pontic. Pull through the normal floss and floss the abutments as usual.
At Errigal Dental we recommend (and stock at very competitive prices) the use of Oral B super floss for flossing around bridges.
Cleaning between the teeth is an essential part of a daily oral hygiene regime. Conventional flossing can be difficult especially when the teeth are very close together. The Mini-flosser can help gain access to the interdental areas with floss. A specially designed bite plane allows you to gently ease the floss between the teeth. Plaque in the interdental area can be dislodged with a gentle backwards and forwards motion. Visible plaque will be removed.
At Errigal Dental we recommend (and stock at very competitive prices) the use of Wisdom Easy Floss for flossing between hard-to- reach back teeth.