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I have very closely set teeth, many of which have had dental work on them. This has left a number of rough internal edges between teeth.
Most flosses catch on the rough parts and tend to shred, particularly if I use the recommended method of sliding the floss up and down (from biting surface to gum and back), rather than the into and out of the mouth action (which I found didn't stop my gums bleeding at all).
On one occasion, I had some of the shredded floss stuck and it couldn't be rmeoved by tooth picks, other floss, tape, etc.
I then tried Colgate Dental Floss, which appears to be pure white PTFE (non-stick coating material) and this easily removed the old floss.
This floss is so good that I have been using it for some years and occasionally, I use the medicated version coated with chlorohexidine (used in some mouthwashes), if I haven't been able to use floss (e.g. when travelling and having run out).
I now no longer get any bleeding at all, even when the dentist pokes the gum quite hard with the probe.
I've used a few different types but this one sounds good. :)
britum2000 22.11.2006 22:05
Hi and welcome to Ciao. This is a good site and I hope you enjoy all of its features. Lot of really nice people here who are friendly and helpful. Your review is very like my first one not so very long ago. Try reading some others and get a feel for what is required. All the best. Bri
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technique: Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth