10 Troublesome Oral Problems You Should Know
- · If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning about 30% of your teeth surfaces. Frequently periodontal disease begins between teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach.
- · Bleeding during flossing is not normal and not okay. It’s a sign of periodontal disease, so talk with your dentist, hygienist or periodontist.
- · It’s important to start flossing your kid’s teeth when the gaps between them close, to help them get used to the habit.
- · There’s still a debate whether it’s better to floss then brush, or brush then floss. But then flossing first may loosen plaque, which can then be brushed away with your toothbrush. I do the latter, which is brush first then floss. So if you’re used to flossing after toothbrush, you don’t have to alter your routine, simply ensure you rinse out properly with water.