The seemingly simple task of flossing your teeth for excellent dental health is something that can become more and more complicated as you walk yourself through a single day of dental hygiene. You know you just need to floss once. However, you may suddenly find yourself faced with questions like, “But what if I want to floss again?” Then, as you head toward the sink to floss, you wonder, “Wait a second, should I be doing this right now or later?” Don’t worry. Our Riverside, CA team gets it. The “when” questions regarding the flossing part of your dental hygiene can really start to pile up. Let your Riverside dentist diminish that mountain of uncertainty with some very helpful answers!

During What Time Of The Day?

Yes, your Riverside dentist has heard this question before. You want to know if you should floss in the morning. Or, should you floss in the evening? While it’s good to floss as part of your dental hygiene session (meaning, along with brushing), the timing in this instance doesn’t really matter. Do what works best for you. Our goal, of course, is to ensure you’re completing your daily flossing. Whether it’s when the sun is up or down is completely up to you.

Right Before Or After I Brush My Teeth?

Don’t want tooth decay, so you’re feeling a little frantic about making sure you perform your flossing at just the right time? Your Riverside dentist reminds you that again, this one is all about personal preference. Brush right before you floss if you’d like. Or, floss right before you brush! You’ve got the option to try each and choose the one that works for you or to switch it up!

What If Food Gets Stuck Or My Teeth Feel Grimy?

If you were to ask our team, “Is it okay if I floss more than once a day?” the answer would be of course it’s okay! However, don’t feel compelled. Remember: Just once is sufficient. However, if you simply feel like your smile could use it, then your Riverside dentist gives you the A-OK. If you get food stuck between your teeth, flossing is the best solution (don’t reach for any other object or item). Just remember not to go overboard or to floss aggressively and you’ll be in good shape!

Get The Details On Dental Hygiene From Your Dentist

Remember that asking your Riverside dentist for help with flossing and other dental hygiene details is the quickest and most reliable way to arrive at factual results. 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.