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Save Time With Flossing Alternatives

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

How to save your teeth particularly with flossing alternatives?

If you want to save your teeth probably the most important thing you can do is to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, that is why most people lose their teeth. Gum disease always starts between the teeth in small pockets that develop in those areas. If you can keep those areas clean and free of bacteria, chances are you will prevent gum disease and you will save your teeth.

Floss Alternatives

Let's cover some of the alternatives to floss:

Gum Proxy brush: there are two types, one is what it looks like a Christmas tree in shape and the other one is straight, which will help to fit in smaller areas between the teeth. Both can be used between your teeth to clean thoroughly if you want to clean from the inside out, you can bend the tip and use it clean the inside of your teeth.

Soft Pick advance is a good one to use to clean between the teeth. It is small and really easy to use, for some people they are more comfortable to use than the traditional floss.

As soon the soft pick advance bends, just send it away and replace it for a new one. They are easy to get through online platforms like Amazon.

Doctors Brushpicks are perfect to use on areas that are more difficult to reach with other tools, make sure you use them correctly all the way between your teeth, so you get the inside and the outside of it. If the teeth are very tight you may want to use the pointed end of it that looks like a toothpick, this will help to clean that space.

The Water Flosser is another good alternative to floss your teeth, it is a less invasive way to floss it and give good care of your teeth. It is very effective and you will be surprised the difference after using a water flosser. It is definitely an extremely valuable addition to your home care program.

Use the water floss always horizontally and not vertically along the gum line, you can do it outside, inside, bottom and top. You will get a lot of water spray, so keep your head over the sink.

Remember the most important thing you can do to save your teeth is to stop gum disease, the most important thing you can do to stop gum disease is to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease. The best way to eliminate it is to clean around your teeth and particularly between your teeth to eliminate those organisms and to stimulate the tissue.

Important to remember, if you have a healthy mouth you will have a healthier body!

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