Brushing your teeth is not enough to keep good oral health unless you don’t have any gaps between your teeth. We may have not learned flossing at an early age, but using dental floss is necessary to keep dental diseases away. Not only that, with studies about the correlation of oral health to heart ailments, it is also necessary to keep good oral hygiene to prevent heart diseases. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are some of the basics that we need to properly perform daily.
As recommended, it is best to floss at least once a day. This helps in removing food debris that is stuck between the teeth which are difficult to remove by just brushing or gargling with water or mouthwash. So how do you really floss properly? Here are some steps and pointers to do this and prevent oral and heart diseases:
Flossing is not really done for every after meal unless there is really food stuck between your teeth that has been bothering you. So it is not necessary that you wait to remove it by the end of the day. Even gargling with mouthwash is not advisable to be done after every brushing. Still, it is done at least once a day and make sure the mouth rinse is sugar-free. Although some mouthwashes would say it is sugar free just make sure you read the label especially even for those who are diabetics.