Many shy away from the routine of flossing because they say it takes up way too much time. Although dentists suggest flossing at least once a day, the idea alone of cleaning the in-betweens of your teeth with a small piece of floss already sounds exhausting.
Flossing can be a messy and time-consuming business, featuring plaque-covered strings and a lot of time spent in front of the mirror before bed. Dr Carlos Meulener, a dental professional from New Jersey that we look up to, teaches us all how to floss efficiently and in a single minute flat.
Can You Floss in a Minute?
Instead of discarding your dentist’s tired advice of flossing every day, consider this super quick and super easy flossing routine for a healthier teeth and mouth. Like your old and time-consuming routine, you are going to need some trusty floss you are comfortable with, a mirror and a single minute.
Take a short length of dental floss, wind it gently around both index fingers and using your thumbs, floss your upper teeth by moving the same short segment between your teeth in a rapid-fire motion. Next, move to your lower teeth and use your index finger instead of using your thumbs.
Yes, You Can
The key is the movement; instead of moving the floss up and down or back and forth laboriously, do it quickly and, in Dr Meulener’s words, with a rapid-fire motion. Manipulate the very short section of the string between teeth and you will be done quickly.
Once you are done, you get several more minutes free and clean and fresh teeth, too. It is true what your dentists have been saying all these years: brushing is not enough. You have to floss your teeth to remove the bacteria stuck in between your teeth.
If neglected, this bacteria could lead to worse dental problems, like tooth decay, which could potentially cost you a tooth (or more) and you may end up needing dental implants at an early age. Harley Street Dental Clinic encourages all our patients to maintain a quick and easy flossing routine for better oral health.
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