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The many reasons to Floss between your teeth in Leeds

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

510441_blogYour oral hygiene should be one of the most important parts of your day in Leeds and so you need to practise using all of the products you have in order to get the best results you can. This will of course involve brushing your teeth at least twice a day. But brushing isn’t always enough, as it can’t always quite get into places where food can get stuck and where bacteria loves to thrive; flossing though will get into these places. Flosses come in all sizes, so you may well have to test a few out before you can get the one that suits you just right. Then of course, you have to learn how to work it between your teeth so, practise makes perfect. Working it out in front of the mirror is a good way forward here and the more effort you put in, the easier the technique will become and hopefully, you’ll be able to do this in the dark after a while. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentists either if you are having problems; they will be more than willing to help you out with this.

Why Leeds needs to Floss

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

You know, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to brushing your teeth in Leeds: there are so many fabulous toothbrushes and pastes on the market today, you could well be fooled into thinking that this is all you need to keep your mouth healthy and free from disease; it would be if you didn’t eat or drink at all. Brushing is brilliant, but it may well not be enough to get to the places where food gets stuck the most- between the teeth and up into the gums, and this will become more of a problem as you get older. Most dentists recommend that you floss, because by doing this, you can get to the places that your brush can’t and remove any food that might be lodged in your teeth. Flosses come in many shapes and sizes, but once you have got the one that suits you best, you need to learn how to use it: the best place to do this is in front of the mirror and once you have learnt to weave it through the teeth and up under the gums, keep practising it until you can do it with your eyes shut. The benefits of this are immense and will help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease.


City of Leeds dentist recommends daily flossing for healthy teeth

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Second only to brushing, flossing is the most important way of keeping your teeth clean and healthy and helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dentists recommend that patients floss at least once a day to help remove plaque, the main cause of decay and infection, and to remove trapped food particles which are responsible for over 90 per cent of cases of bad breath.

Flossing is important because it reaches parts of the teeth and gums that cannot be cleaned by the bristles of a toothbrush. Brushing removes plaque from the front and back surfaces of the teeth and from the gums, but in the narrow areas between the teeth and parts of the tooth just below the gum line, flossing is required to keep these areas clean. It is often the most difficult areas to clean that are the location of tooth decay, as bacteria and plaque can build up there unchecked.

Proper flossing technique involves using about 40 cm of floss wound tight around one finger from each hand and made taught using the thumbs. Placing the floss between the teeth you then use a forward and backward motion moving the floss up and down the gap, cleaning the surface of the teeth and removing any matter trapped there. Slight rotation of the floss at the bottom of the tooth will help to clean the small pockets located under the gums where tooth enamel is still at risk. City of Leeds dentists can demonstrate the most effective way to floss at your next check up appointment to help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible.