If you look after your teeth, you probably floss regularly as advised by your dentist. Flossing is an effective step in a good oral health routine, but like every process it is best to get it right. It is possible to floss too aggressively and cause damage. Here’s how:

– Flossing too hard can wear away gum tissue and create areas for harmful bacteria to enter

– Aggressive flossing can also wear away at your tooth enamel over time

– Gums subjected to aggressive flossing can bleed

– Too much heavy flossing can expose the roots of teeth, exposing them to nasty bacteria.

Flossing should be done with some pressure, but not excessive pressure. Just like brushing, it’s important to do this task gently for best results.”

Read more about the effects of aggressive flossing here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-you-be-too-aggressive-with-your-flossing/

 

 

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.