Flossy dental cleaning: types, rules for using, tips

Proper oral hygiene is a prerequisite for the health of the teeth and gums. The usual Ritual for every human being in the morning and evening cleaning the brush with noodles. But this is not enough. Efficient and complete removal of Plaque and food debris is problematic, without the use of dental floss.

flossy for the teeth


Prevention of dental caries can be daily cleaning of the teeth twice. The multiplication of bacteria is inhibited, as they cannot live on a clean surface. However, the brush copes only with the inner and outer surface. Meanwhile, particles of food stuck in the spaces between the teeth, where the villi of the brush does not penetrate.

As a conclusion:disease-causing bacteria hectic developing activity, as the food decomposes. The conditions for the formation of caries. The next step – the formation of carious cavities.

With the help of the thread hard to reach places cleaned. It is important to floss with impaired occlusion and with teeth that are close together. Partially succeed, may the renovation of the hollow between the surface of the tooth root and the gum pockets. In the case of periodontal disease, and if you take care of you, you can lose the tooth.


Flossy differ according to the method of the processing:

  • waxed;
  • not waxed.

In the first case, the thread with a thin layer of wax. This helps to remove a slight slip and unrestricted deposits.


  • Silk;
  • Nylon;
  • Nylons;
  • Acetate.

Natural silk is rare. It was originally, when Flossie appeared. Today, especially in the shelves of pharmacies in the artificial variants.

According to the shape of the finished skeins:

  • flat;
  • Round;
  • Band.

Subspecies flowed with the prefix "Super" is for those who wears braces. This construction consists of several parts. But we'll talk about that later.

Not waxed yarn can be used, who has silk-on experience with the cleaning of the space between the teeth tooth. It is assumed that you will cope better with this task.

Waxed comfortable for beginners. The thread is not stuck anywhere, free slides, not split. There is no danger that a piece of you remains between the teeth.

To increase the effect of flossy impregnate therapeutically-prophylactic drugs. It is:

  • Sodium fluoride (prevention of tooth decay);
  • Chlorhexidine (Disinfection);
  • Menthol (freshens breath).

Choose thread should only after consultation with the doctor, because in the case of independent selection, you can not to take into account, in particular the condition of your teeth and gums, whereby the use instead of harm to the health.

To use it properly

There are 2 approaches to cleaning of the teeth dental floss:

  1. Before you spend the usual hygiene measures with the use of brushes and pastes.
  2. After the morning or evening cleaning is completed.

The first approach is closer to the American dentists. Advise you to clean hard-to-reach places, before you take the brush in Hand and start with the usual procedure.

In Russia doctors often work recommend cleaning of the steps in the reverse order: teeth, take you to the thread.

Regardless of which order you to adhere to binding rules:

Thread for the teeth
  1. You Wash Your Hands.
  2. Cut a piece of dental floss of the length of 30-40 cm
  3. You take it so that part of it was wound on the middle finger of the right Hand, and a part of the clamp between the thumb, index and middle finger of the left Hand.
  4. Rewind striped for a tooth, tried to clasp him, and to top-to-bottom.
  5. You start with the upper jaw.

In the absence of specific recommendations from the dentist, then perform the procedure once per day.

And if you braces?

Regular mouth needs care with the help of the thread.

Suspenders are the source of infection, if care for them careless. Complete cleaning of the brush is not possible. Tiny particles – radicals and harmful bacteria – are in areas drilled.

To avoid this, take to keep in the bathroom and to organize regular dental floss "spring cleaning".

Need waxed flossy – do not touch the elements of the system. The second, more reliable way – to buy Super-Thread. Difference is: Super thread consists of three materials. There are:

  • Solid Fiber;
  • spongy fiber;
  • synthetic thread.

The principle of the use is the same, what is achieved for the normal, only the result faster.

Crowns not be an obstacle

A lot of the fear relating to the advice to take flossy, when a part of the teeth crowns closed. This fear is not unfounded: these teeth also need careful care. The Material that is absorbed to the attachment between the crown and the living tissue in the course of time. In these places, bacteria and Plaque collect. It must scrape, otherwise not excluded inflammation of the surrounding soft parts. It is fraught with the development of periodontal disease.

Clean as usual, not the distinction between "living" teeth and closed crown. Especially important this rule is in relation to the metal ceramic. Convenient to use Super Thread.

Recommendation Children

Dental floss recommended for adults. In the age of the child application is not always advisable. Up to 12 years dentists recommend not to use it because:

  • Mucosa sensitive, hurt easily;
  • not all the milk teeth have been permanently;
  • Movement of the baby can be hard, sometimes bleeding gums, inflammation caused by.

After reaching 12 years of age and with the consent of the dentist, teenager, teeth floss to clean tooth. The first meeting should take place under the supervision of parents.

Toothbrush or dental floss

The obvious question is: why should I make the thread, if I twice a day brush my teeth very modern brush, the manufacturer promises that it Penetration in "far flung places"?

In spite of the shape of the brush did not improve, she is able to achieve the degree of cleaning, the filament. Villi do not penetrate into the gap between the teeth. This means that a part of the Plaque remains unaffected.

This brush is safer, if the implementation of the hygiene procedure is run 2-4 times a day, it is impossible to damage. Dental can't floss more than once per day.

Dental floss does not clean the front and the rear surface. Therefore, interchangeable, these items of Hygiene are not. They complement each other.

Special Notes

Like any therapeutic and prophylactic method, the process of cleaning the teeth dental floss, the contraindications. You can avoid this method of oral care, if you:

  • diagnosed and is still not healthy caries (pieces of the teeth, the affected germs, break);
  • Bleeding of the gums;
  • installed a lot of crowns, bridges and implants.

The last case of a relative contraindication. The doctors allow, and even tooth recommend silk, but only after a thorough inspection of the oral cavity. Old crowns and bridges replace and give silk the approval for the purchase of dental.

Tips from Dr.

Strips, or thread – the universal means of preserving the health of the teeth and gums. Therefore, you can use them together with the brush. But please take note of the recommendations of the dentists. So, I remember:

Teeth cleaning
  1. You brush your the teeth gently! Excessive effort is full of wounds, apply and microtrauma gums.
  2. If it touches the gums, and saw the blood, Stop the procedure, rinse your mouth brackish warm water. Use silk, no teeth, until the tissues are completely healed.
  3. Once a day is enough. Do not overdo it with the desire for purity.
  4. You bring the dental floss children, tell them in advance about the use of hygienic means.
  5. In the case of contraindications you make a visit to the dentist to have a consultation. Maybe after the treatment, you may buy it with dental floss.