Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Registered Dental Hygienists are an integral part of your healthcare team designed to help you achieve your optimum oral health, hence leading to better overall health.
Cobourg Dental Hygiene - Independent Dental Hygienist
A simple floss, with the correct technique, can help stop the spread of germs and bacteria that lead to unhealthy teeth and gums.

Do you use fat floss, skinny floss, thin floss, waxed floss, unwaxed floss, or floss sticks or picks?  Whatever you use, the premise of flossing is simple really; it is just making yourself get into the HABIT of flossing daily.  Flossing is best once per day and ideally at the end of your day.


Dental floss is the best aid to clean in between your teeth and underneath your gumline; where those nasty anaerobic germs live; multiplying, and maturing.  These are the germs which can contribute to gum disease: a breakdown of the supporting gum tissue and bone support. 


Dental floss, when used correctly; that is, approximately ‘one arm’s length of floss, wrapped around one middle finger, with just the tail end wrapped around the opposite middle finger; the space left in between these fingers should be approximately the space between the two index fingers touching tip to tip.  Then using one index finger to direct the floss into the mouth, the opposite index finger and thumb is grasping the floss to assist in the ‘see-saw’ action to allow the floss to enter in between the teeth.


This is the point at which some people stop: they simply clean in between the teeth; which is great, but, one needs to continue with the floss underneath the gumline; until they meet resistance.  Now stop, wrap the floss around the tooth, like the letter ‘C’, and sweep up and down.  This action in between all of the teeth, upper and lower, once per day, will keep your teeth and gum tissue free of bacteria and food particles, thus leading to healthier teeth and gums.  Healthy teeth and gums equal a healthy mouth, which equals a healthier body!


At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what type of floss you use, “just do it!”

Daily Health - Drinking Water
Oral Health - The Right Brush
Oral Health - Flossing