Your Moreno Valley dentist asks: Have you always had some serious trouble with flossing your smile? While this may be something that you force yourself to get through, in the name of optimal oral health, our Moreno Valley, CA team reminds you that no aspect of your dental hygiene should be super challenging. Or, challenging at all, for that matter! When picking up your strand of dental floss is more stress inducing than anything else, we encourage you to come in for a visit, so we can help make things much better. For now, we have some ideas that may offer immediate help, based on your concern.

The Floss Shreds

Do you deal with shredding dental floss nearly every time you floss? This may be due to a problem with the texture or placement of your teeth, which is something your Moreno Valley dentist can explore the next time you see us for a visit. In most cases, however, you may simply need to use a different floss. It’s often wise to skip the thready, woven, fibrous floss and to instead select a tape-style that is flat and solid and that will not catch and shred, as you practice your dental hygiene!

You Drool!

You may not like flossing because you tend to drool. We can help. Instead of doing it all at once, try the following:

  • Floss one quadrant at a time, giving yourself a moment to spit in the sink
  • Rinse if necessary
  • Dab your mouth with a dry cloth
  • Continue!

You Aren’t Really Sure What You’re Doing

Feeling like you need more education and information in terms of how to floss correctly can make you feel like you’re probably doing it wrong. It can make you feel silly for trying, when you just aren’t sure what to do. To fix this in an instant, set up a dental checkup and cleaning with your Moreno Valley dentist. Explain that you feel unsure about your approach. We’ll go through the details, so your technique will be spot-on and your results will become excellent.

Fix Flossing Problems With Our Help

Explain to our team that you’re having a problem with your daily flossing and describe your concerns to us! Follow through on the advice that we provide to you, so you can complete dental hygiene with ease! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, 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.