Your Healthiest Mouth Without Flossing - From Your Dental Hygienist

Your Healthiest Mouth Without Flossing – From Your Dental Hygienist

hello everybody and on my sd here with dental L so if you're one of those people who does not floss every day and you're sick of going to the dentist being lectured about not flossing every day and that you really should you know you should you know it's not hard but it still kind of is right I mean taking that little string trying to get in there once a day isn't easy because it's not in your habit to do so I am a dental hygienist and yes I floss every day yes I do but I also see what happens every day when people don't floss but I'm about to change things for you because if you're that person who does not cost every day and you don't plan to change that I have some other alternatives for you that is almost as good as using the floss so floss is still number one because you can reach in there properly it doesn't take long but I know it's hard it's still number one but let me tell you other things that you can do that your dental hygienist might not even notice or realize that oh they're not flossing every day because it will look like you are so let me talk about that a little bit so if you don't floss every day what you need to really focus on is making sure to brush twice a day using the right toothbrush I will always say an electric toothbrush is still the best thing to use because it does all of the work for you you do not have to push hard and it just does all the work for you and that's the hardest thing with tooth brushing is that even if you're brushing you might not be doing it properly but if you're not using an electric toothbrush I like these ones here across because they are angled in such a way that when you're brushing with them it just helps to get into the the gum line a little bit more and it does make your teeth feel extremely clean and I can say this because I have been using an electric toothbrush since I first started in a dental profession about 15 years ago and I was given a sample a dental convention it may didn't think too much of it but I just tried it um I was very impressed that it made my teeth feel as clean as it did no other manual toothbrush has been able to do that for me so the right toothbrush makes a big difference if you're not going to floss every day you should at least see your dental hygienist more often if you don't want to see us more often start to floss every day but if you don't want to floss every day then come to see us more often but this is different for everybody if you see your dental hygienist and she or he tells you that the gums are bleeding a lot you will likely need to see us every three months and that's because we can get underneath the gum line with our instruments it will not hurt but we do have to get under there for you to clean everything off because that bacteria to make a long story short but that bacteria that causes the gums to bleed and become inflamed comes back every three months so if you're seeing us every six months by the time we see you the gums are going to be bleeding like crazy whereas if it's every three months we can at least help to maintain that for you so in all you don't lose your teeth because if the gums become worse if they become more inflamed the end of the story is you can lose your teeth minimum the gums become sore and you don't want that gingivitis gum disease happens quickly but it can be maintained and it can get better with your a dental hygienist help so ask us another thing to do is to use a mouth rinse everybody use a mouth rinse I'm not just talking about was simply Listerine I'm talking about a mouth rinse with no alcohol in it because alcohol will dry out the tissues often making things worse okay just so you know and you need a mouthwash with xylitol in it so you see on the bottom here 10 percent xylitol look for one that contains xylitol it doesn't have to be this company but look for one that contains xylitol in it because xylitol helps to stop that bacteria from forming in the first place it actually neutralizes the in our mouth so that bacteria that's causing the gums to become irritated and causing the gums to bleed will be a lot less so there you go how easy is that use a mouth rinse brush twice a day use ml prints and see your dental hygienist more often he might might not notice that you're not able to use the floss every day okay so see there are other things that you can do that you don't necessarily have to floss but to just take it a little step further if you're getting a lot of cavities in between the teeth that's a little bit different because yes it's still best to use the floss but even if you're not taking a step further and you will need to use a different type of toothpaste so remember how in the mouthwash I talked about using it with xylitol in it you need a toothpaste with xylitol in it okay so we have one for kids again you guys it doesn't have to be these companies but just look for one that contains xylitol with a child under the age of six if they can't spit out the toothpaste a fluoride toothpaste is still best but if they're six years old or under and can't spit don't give them one because then they will just eat the fluoride they'll get sick they won't be happy right so xylitol is perfect this one here has zeratul in it and if they swallow it they won't get sick for adults it's a better idea to use a little bit of both so xylitol and it's good to use use the fluoride too but you don't have to as long as you're able to get the fluoride applied topically at the dental office that is almost the same thing but a toothpaste width:auto in it stops that cavity causing bacteria to form in the first place and then come to your dental hygienist at least every six months to get the topical on also okay that will help to seal up those teeth and keep them as strong as possible so you will not get any more cavities so if you guys have questions let me know because this has probably changed things for you yes I'm a dental hygienist that is actually saying you don't need to floss I've seen what happens I've been doing my own research over the past five months using a toothpaste and hay rinse with xylitol but consistently twice a day is key I don't necessarily notice a difference of patients who floss and patients who don't yes I said it so you don't need to floss there talk to me about your oral hygiene condition and I can come up with a personalized plan for you to have the best teeth the best mouth that you ever have it's never too late to start okay thank you guys for watching and I'll see you guys in the next video

3 thoughts on “Your Healthiest Mouth Without Flossing – From Your Dental Hygienist

  1. Xylitol can make people gassy. Some even have diarrhea if taking too much. I love your videos, and glad I subscribed.

  2. I am dental assisting student and I love your videos!! They are so informative!!! Keep up the good work! 😁🦷✨

  3. Couple things. Some people have tight contacts and some people have looser contacts. The ones with tighter contacts can get away with not flossing as much because plaque can't get in between as easy.
    Also if someone won't floss its good to recommend alternatives like floss piks, soft piks, go betweens or a water pik.
    Then there's also the genetic factor. Some people just build up more plaque than others.
    But yeah, if someone only wants to brush then rinsing and seeing the hygienist more often is good advice.

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