Flossing is always one of the subjects that we get lots of questions about.
- Is flossing a healthy habit?
- Can you actually damage your teeth and gums flossing?
- What is the ‘right’ way to floss anyway?
- and so many more…
In this video, you’ll learn the 3 simple steps how to floss your teeth to disrupt and disorganize any ‘thug bugs’ in gum pockets. You’ll also learn how not to floss which can damage sensitive gum tissue.
00:23 Why flossing is so important
00:46 How flossing wrong can cause gum recession
1:05 The definition of ‘conscious flossing’
2:00 The 3 simple steps of conscious flossing
3:20 The very best way to keep thug bugs from colonizing your gum line
4:30 How to clean more of your tooth surfaces using floss
5:38 The most important area to focus our flossing efforts
6:20 How to safely floss around crowns
7:00 The option if you really, really don’t like to floss 🙂
If you enjoyed and benefited from this video, check out our video titled, “Why we floss”, where we explain the ‘why’ behind this powerful oral hygiene habit!
Thanks for this helpful info! I tried this technique before bed and woke up with awareness of intense sensation in my gums. Not pain or sensitivity, more of a pressure in some of my teeth and just an overall strong sensation in my gums I don’t usually experience. Curious if that’s a common initial experience when trying this? Or maybe it’s just because I used a glide floss, which is a bit thick? Thanks!
Chad at OraWellnesss says
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
If you flossed after not being in the habit of flossing, it’s possible that the strong sensation you felt in your gums will go down over time as you continue to floss consistently using a gentle technique.
If you have a bottle of HealThy Mouth Blend, putting a drop of the blend on the floss could help soothe the gum tissue that may not be used to being flossed.
It’s also possible that you were a little too rough while flossing. If so, next time you floss, you could try being extra gentle in order to make sure you’re not straining your gum tissue.
You may also want to try using a floss that is less thick, especially if the spaces between your teeth are too small for the thicker floss you used. We share some feedback on some common floss brands here.
jolana Vanek says
I am waiting for my first order from you, and meanwhile learning all I can. Flossing has never been my favorite, as I used to have so much plaque some years ago flossing splattered on the mirror ! – Not a fun thing trying to clean off the sticky plague off. It used to take several efforts. Meanwhile I have even found out that my former dentist’s wife and her assistant have brushed and flossed away ‘the ligament that holds the tooth in the gum” as she told me. Whoa ! – I definitely did not to emulate their habit, and instead bought a Waterpick. Great progress was made for me with the waterpick 2x daily applied. So I am now looking forward to use the Oral Wellness oil formula, tongue cleaner. I have been using a teaspoon, but saw on photo how much faster the design of your tongue cleaner will make it 2x daily.
So thank you for the proper instructions about HOW TO FLOSS. I remember a dental assistant in Toronto, Canada, show me how to slide the sharp floss under the gum, and I bled from it. My body told me that I would damage my guns, and teeth would start falling out. Always trust our intuition !
In book by Dr. Kennedy , DDS , he writes about the various nasty organisms that he finds living in the gum when balance is not up to par. He shows the spirochetes that drill into our gums, and they start the major erosion by their activity. So now I can say as soon as the kit arrives :”Goodby dear spirochetes. Healthy mouth from now on.”
Will And Susan says
Yes, Dr Kennedy is an old friend and mentor of ours. We learned the term ‘bad bugs’ from him and then evolved our perspective to ‘thug bugs’ because they truly aren’t bad (well, I’m not sure of any health giving benefit of spirochetes!).
Thanks for stopping by. We look forward to hearing how you benefit from using our products!
Holler anytime! We’re here to help. 🙂
Thanks for letting me know that Dr. Kennedy is a good friend and mentor of yours. He has such wise ways,and fun writing style.
Now having used your products for full 5 months, it is my pleasure to report that I love the simplicity of the program you offer .
So easy to maintain oral health routine even while traveling. The toothbrush is a wonderful easy item to carry in a purse, and so is the oil. The flossing these days results in almost NOTHING on the floss ! My teeth feel smooth, nothing feels sensitive, and general feeling of freshness lingers through the day. I use the oil 2x day, and the tooth powder every other day, as a general guideline.
My teeth look brighter, and gums feel healthy and plump. Nice, and easy, so it is easy to keeping up as a REGULAR daily routine.
Thank you for making it so easy.
Thank you so much for making this video! So many little details I didn’t know about flossing!
Will And Susan says
Ah thanks for letting us know that you found the video helpful Melody!
Really, hearing from people like you really helps.
And truly, we made it for you (all of you reading this :)).
Great video, can you go through what a morning and evening routine looks like for both adults and kids?
Thank you for the flossing video.
When you say “irrigator”, do got mean a water pik or do you mean a canola ( syringe ). Thank you.
Will And Susan says
Thanks for stopping by to ask this question.
In the video, when referring to an irrigator, we’re referring to a ‘waterpik’ or hydrofloss like device. Our pocket applicator is very different than an oral irrigator in several ways. I hope that helps! As always, holler with any other questions! 🙂
Thank you for the tips. I am so awkward, that I use about 6 feet of floss to make sure that new floss is used for each side of the teeth. Also, most of my difficulty is not between teeth, but the very outside surface.
Thanks again for pointing the fact of mindful flossing and brushing.
Will And Susan says
HA! 6 feet of floss! Sometimes I find myself pulling much more than I need too. 🙂 To deal with stubborn plaque on the outer surface of your teeth, be sure to check out our ideas around brushing via the Bass brushing technique and the ‘Shoeshine’ brushing technique. See the video tutorials on our site for both video tutorials.
I hope that helps!