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Are You Flossing Too Aggressively?

Your toothbrush can’t reach everywhere. Flossing is important to access all parts of your teeth but flossing too harshly can cause damage to your teeth and gums.

Main points:

– Focus on flossing in between teeth.

– Apply a light pressure, especially near gums.

– Floss just once a day.

Once you are flossing regularly your gums should not bleed. See your dentist for a check-up and advice on flossing techniques if your gums continue to bleed.

“Many people forget that it’s your teeth you’re supposed to be flossing, not your gums.”

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Alison Thompson Practice Owner, Hygienist EDH Eng, Dip DHE Eng

Alison qualified in 1982 and for the last 15 years has been working locally in private practice. Dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy gums and fresh breath she works closely with the dentist to provide high quality treatment. She is bubbly and kind. She has two children and a Chihuahua cross Boston Terrier.