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Why Flossing Can Be Painful

If you are experiencing pain from flossing, it could mean your technique is not quite right.

If you are experiencing pain from flossing, it could mean your technique is not quite right. Flossing too vigorously can cause trauma to the gum tissue. Your best defense against sore gums is proper flossing technique.

How to Floss
Wind 30cm of floss around your middle fingers and hold taut between index fingers and thumb. Gently guide the floss between the teeth and down to the gum line. Contour the floss around the bottom of the tooth and gum line so it gets under the gum tissue. Gently slide back and forth around the tooth under the gum. This is how the floss removes plaque and tartar build-up where it starts.

Which Floss to Use
There are many different types of floss to suit your requirements. Dentists say the best floss to use is the floss that get's used. If you have not flossed for some time, then maybe it's time to consider an alternative to string floss.

I've been using a Waterpik, and I am flossing regularly for the first time in my life. As a result, I am experiencing a whole other level oral hygiene which is very satisfying.

For floss of all types, including string, tape, picks, interdental and water flossers - visit our smile store.

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