We are all aware of the benefits of flossing. Even if it is something you don’t do regularly, your local Ottawa dental professional has no doubt told you (probably during each of your visits) the importance of flossing. The one thing they may or may not have stressed was the importance of how you floss your teeth.
When it comes to most things, good technique is key, and flossing is no different. Proper technique is so important to flossing that if done incorrectly, more harm can actually be done to the area you are trying to improve. A dental professional from Newcastle University noted that correct flossing techniques are a great way to remove plaque and debris from the gum line, however being able to floss correctly requires immense dexterity of the hands and fingers in order to be most effective. Many people may feel that they are doing a good job, but may actually be forcing that same plaque and debris further down into their gums.