Floss; The use of dental floss is the most effective method for cleaning between teeth. However, improper use of dental floss may damage the gingiva or, if not used correctly, may not provide effective cleaning in the interface areas of the teeth. For this reason, you should seek help from your dentist for correct floss use.
When using dental floss, waxed dental floss is preferred for easy use in the first use. In addition, fluoride dental floss can be preferred for effective cleaning and protection.
Dental floss is used by wrapping around the index fingers of both hands and with the help of our thumb.
It is necessary to pass the floss slowly and in a controlled manner through the interdental area. Hard and sudden movements that will injure the gingiva should be avoided.
In order to clean the interface areas of the teeth in the most ideal way, it is necessary to lean the dental floss on the tooth on one side, move it forward-backward and up-down in a way to draw the letter “C”, then do the same movement by entering the same gap and leaning it on the other tooth.
Interface brush; Interdental areas can be cleaned slowly and in a controlled manner without making hard and sudden movements with interface brushes. Interface brushes, which are extremely easy to use, can be easily transported and used during the day as they are also available in the market with caps. Therefore, the use of toothpicks, which become a habit after meals and can cause serious problems in the gums, is no longer needed.
To protect and maintain oral and dental health, teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. Oral and dental care is ideally completed with the use of dental floss and mouthwash at least once a day.
It takes only 2 -3 minutes to do all these maintenance operations at once. By taking only 4-6 minutes a day, we are able to protect our oral and dental health, which is indispensable for our general health and even the beginning, in the most ideal way.