Fingers Won’t Fit in Mouth to Floss?

Noblesville IN General Dental CareThe problem is more common than you may think: having fingers that just won’t reach far enough to floss the back teeth. Or your hands are too large to work with. You’re not alone if the mere thought of wrapping floss around your hands makes you frustrated!

Flossing has been proven to play a key role in preventing gum disease and tooth decay. If you want to keep your dental bills to a minimum, then a good flossing routine isn’t something you can afford to let go.

Fortunately, you do have other options when it comes to cleaning in between your teeth.

Water Flosser
Waterpik is one of the fairly popular water flossing devices. It looks like some sort of electric toothbrush or magic wand. A water flosser shoots out a steady stream of water, blasting away bacteria and buildup from between and around teeth. It’s a great option for folks with really tight teeth, braces, or extra dental work.

Floss Handles (Reach Flosser)
Some kinds of floss come in small lengths stretched between a plastic U-shaped prong. Attached to this is a longer handle that you can maneuver from outside your mouth.

Increase Your Fluoride
With a dentist’s recommendation, you can make some adjustment to the amount of fluoride in your oral hygiene routine. In extreme cases where it’s genuinely a problem to mechanically clean between your teeth, fluoride is your next best defense.

Fluoride is a mineral that can benefit your teeth despite the presence of plaque. If you’re at least soaking your teeth in a safe amount of fluoride, then you can still get some protection against cavities.

Talk with our team of smile experts here at Noble Smiles Dentistry for more ideas!

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