Dental floss: your smile's ally

Awareness of the importance of toothbrushing is becoming more and more established in our society. We all want to have a beautiful and healthy smile and, to achieve this, it is necessary to follow certain daily oral hygiene guidelines that we must incorporate into our routine.

From a very early age we learn that we should brush our teeth after every meal to avoid the formation of plaque on our teeth and thus prevent more serious problems such as the dreaded tooth decay or periodontal disease.

However, many people are unaware of the importance of completing this oral hygiene routine with an element that is also an effective ally of our smile: dental floss.


That's why, in this new blog entry from the Velez & Lozanodentists of reference in Murcia -specialised in children's dentistry, dental implantologyWe would like to highlight the benefits of dental floss and how to use it.

The first thing to bear in mind is that in order to have an attractive smile and prevent disease, we must be consistent in our hygiene habits. There is no point in flossing our teeth if we do so only sporadically. It is a matter of integrating its use into our daily dental hygiene routine.

Tips on how to use dental floss properly

The first step is to take a medium-sized piece of thread (about 40 centimetres), wrap the ends around each middle finger, so that you can hold it with the thumb and forefinger of each hand.

The floss should be passed gently, pressing against the tooth, from top to bottom and making a 'C' shaped movement against the side of the tooth, to clean in depth those corners where the toothbrush cannot reach. The floss should also be passed over the back teeth, always without pulling to avoid any kind of injury to the gums.


Apart from these practical tips, it is necessary to consult directly with your dentist in Murcia, a dentist you can trust, to find out which method of interdental hygiene is the most recommendable for you.

The team of dentists in Murcia of Velez & Lozano has a solid track record in providing personalised advice to each patient, offering services in all dental specialities (periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, paediatric dentistry, prosthetics, etc.).