3 Flossing Problems Explained

Updated: Apr 8


Did you know that even something as simple as flossing during your dental hygiene can lead to problems you cannot quite sort out? It’s true. While this may cause you some amount of embarrassment because you feel like you should be able to keep your flossing on track no matter what, we remind you that when it comes to dental care, complexities can easily become part of the experience. If so, don’t hide out or simply stop flossing. Instead, get in touch with our Columbia, TN team for further information and the help you need to get your flossing in order!


#1: Your Flossing Hurts

One common problem that shows up amongst patients is that they feel upset about dental floss and the act of flossing during dental hygiene because it doesn’t feel good. This does not mean that you should give up on flossing. However, it does mean that you are either doing something wrong or that something has gone wrong with your oral health. Of course, the quickest way to an answer and a solution is going to be for you to come in for a checkup. As for what we may tell you:

If your flossing hurts, you may simply be pressing far too hard

If your flossing hurts, you might have a cavity, gingivitis, etc. that the flossing is irritating

#2: You Really Do Not Like Flossing

We understand that you might simply not like flossing because you find it to be a displeasing experience. However, we want you to remember that there’s a way to solve this. You need to dig deep to figure out what it is that you don’t like about it. Then, we can help you figure out a way to change that particular aspect of your dental hygiene, so you do feel comfortable and happy with your floss. Consider the following details you may need to fix:

  1. The floss’s flavor, texture, brand, width

  2. The way you’re flossing, if you aren’t sure how to hold the floss or navigate

  3. Your timing: We may suggest you move your session, so you have time and so you don’t feel rushed or annoyed by having to floss

#3: You Floss But You’re Not Seeing Results

If you’re flossing but you’re still ending up with oral health problems, we will review your approach. Most likely, you are missing plaque because your technique needs to be more thorough.

Learn Excellent Flossing Habits From Us

See our team for your usual preventive visit and remember to ask us for additional information, advice, and even help when it comes to flossing, so you may feel certain you are on the right track. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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