Reasons You Might Hate Flossing (And How To Start Liking It!)

If you hate flossing, raise your hand! If your hand just shot up into the air like a rocket, then we may have some talking we need to do! First, realize that flossing should be something that you don’t mind doing. Why is that? Well, because it’s simple and literally takes up about 60 seconds of your day. If you’re feeling so loathsome toward it, our Riverside, CA team thinks there may be something else going on here. We suggest you consider some underlying factors and that you come in to discover how to enjoy this part of your dental hygiene, should you need additional assistance.

When You Floss, It Feels Awful

Does it hurt when you floss your smile? We remind you that when you’re dealing with any aspect of your dental hygiene, it is never supposed to hurt or lead to any discomfort. If you realize when you reflect on your flossing that this is happening to you, then the best response you can have is to set up a dental checkup with us. During this time, we may identify any contributing problems and then set a plan for treatment to remedy them, so flossing no longer hurts.

When You Floss, Your Gums Bleed

One of the things that we may recognize if your flossing hurts or particularly if you notice that your gums are bleeding is that you have some form of gum disease. If you notice that your gums were bleeding during dental hygiene but generally speaking, they seemed okay during the rest of the day, then chances are good you’re experiencing the early stage called gingivitis. We can treat you, so your gum health is regained, and you can get back to the daily care that your smile needs without the bleeding, discomfort, etc.

You Find Dental Floss To Be Extremely Yucky

There are two things that you may be negatively responding to when it comes to dental floss during your dental hygiene. First, you may find the flavor to be disgusting! Or, you may think that the texture is very off-putting. However, you may not realize that this is what is deterring you from feeling kindly toward floss or you may not realize that you have so many more options available to you! We recommend you try them all!

Choose Flossing For A Healthy Smile

When you realize that you’re avoiding flossing or that you do it with resentment, it is time to let us know and to feel open to our help, so you can like flossing and feel certain that you’re completing your preventive care. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.