Dentist Questions Flossing

How many times a day should I floss?

I'm 20 and I would like to know the recommended amount of times I should floss. How many times should I floss a day?

9 Answers

It is usually recommended to floss and brush two times a day. Also try to use an unwaxed floss if you have more natural teeth and a waxed floss if you have more restorations in your mouth like veneers, crowns and bridges. Hope this helps.
If you do it once at nighttime, then brush before going to bed, you will receive the most benefits.
At the minimum a patient should floss every night before going to sleep. It is also a good idea to floss after meals to keep the food from lodging itself in between the teeth.
For the vast majority of people flossing does not serve any dental purpose, there are no scientific studies showing that flossing improves dental health. It is recommended to floss, because it is believed that the cleaner the teeth are, the better off you are. Maybe yes maybe no. So, floss as much as you want to.
Once per day is sufficient
We recommend flossing once a day. Make sure to floss between all your teeth and you can gently floss behind all of your back teeth. Once the floss passes underneath the contact area, slide the floss gently between your gums and teeth to thoroughly remove all the plaque. If your gentle and careful, there isn’t any harm to flossing more than once a day. Good luck!
Since it takes 24 hours for plaque to form, you only need to floss once a day as long as it’s a thorough job when you do it. Doing it right before bed helps because having plaque on your teeth when your mouth is drier (saliva is less present when you sleep) causes more damage. Brushing, on the other hand, should be done several times a day, particularly after eating.
You can floss as many times as you can per day, but the ideal will be twice a day in the morning and evening before brushing.
Once is usually enough