Here, we are going to talk about flossing alternatives for the time when you are travelling or you don’t have much time.
The need to floss every day
You may wonder if you need to floss every day. The matter of fact is that you always need to make sure that you are not ignoring the flossing of your teeth. If you cannot do it twice a day, you need to do it at least once. It doesn’t matter if you do it before or after your brush, or before or after your meals, you need to floss to make sure that your teeth and gums remain clean and bacteria-free.
There can be any reason for you to not floss your teeth. But then, you have to find alternative ways to get your teeth’s interdental spaces cleaned well. Good news is that modern dentistry is able to provide you with those solutions. For instance, you can go for in interdental brush if you cannot floss using a long thread. You can also use toothpick or water flossing device.
If you are travelling, you need to have one of those alternatives along with the toothbrush and toothpaste to ensure proper oral hygiene.
What if you cannot floss at all?
If you have deadlines to meet or you are travelling with no time to pay attention to your oral hygiene, especially flossing, you can work on other things to make sure that your teeth are not getting damaged due to not flossing at all. For instance, you can stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth. For this purpose, you will have to increase the water intake. Moreover, you can chew sugar-free gum. Research suggests that chewing sugar free gum can reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Before you take your flight, be sure to visit the dentist. There may be some minor issues with your smile that can be fixed during this visit.