Bacon Floss and Bacon Toothpicks are now the two greatest ways to save teeth. Once upon a time, people feared eating steaks and popcorn because of the little bits that would get stuck in their teeth. These days are no more, thanks two these new products. Now I fully expect people to order foods specifically to get them stuck in their teeth, just so they can whip out some bacon toothpicks and add that extra touch of bacon-ey goodness to the end of their meal.
Here are few flossing tips suggested by the same day dentist Rego Park that can be implemented by everyone because of its simplicity.
- Break off about 45cm of floss and wind some around 1 finger of each hand.
- Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers, with about 2.5cm of floss between them, leaving no slack.
- Use a gentle “rocking” motion to guide the floss between your teeth. Do not snap the floss into the gums.
- When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it into a C-shape against a tooth until you feel resistance.
- Hold the floss against the tooth. Gently scrape the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum. Repeat on the other side of the gap, along the side of the next tooth.
- Do not forget the back of your last tooth.
- When flossing, keep to a regular pattern. Start at the top and work from left to right, then move to the bottom and again work from the left to right. This way you’re less likely to miss any teeth.