Avoiding the Dreaded Strangled Finger When Flossing!
Yes!! It is possible! And, Easy.
It is easy to minimize this uncomfortable sensation when flossing! Let me demonstrate!
Hold the floss across the tip of one middle finger
Then, start to wrap the floss gently around the tip of the finger – ONE time, then –>
Continue wrapping gently by spiraling the floss down the finger tip – not several wraps in one space.
You are almost there!
The floss should look like this when you are done – an open coil of floss that does not strangle when you pull on it!
Now you can really get to flossing!
By wrapping the floss around a middle finger and leaving the other end free you will have freedom to floss with a first finger and a middle finger, two first fingers, or a finger and a thumb.
You will have good flossing control when you are flossing with a short piece of floss between an index finger and a thumb OR –>.
You will have good flossing control when you are flossing with a short piece of floss between two fingers.
You will have good flossing control when you are flossing with a short piece of floss between two fingers or two thumbs!
And, by making flossing more comfortable, I hope I have made it more fun! Our office is happy to help with any of your dental hygiene concerns – we have lots of tips on flossing and more to maximize your efforts. Our phone number in Grand Junction, Colorado is (970) 242-3635.
Yours for better dental health,
Julie Gillis DDS, AAACD
Restoring Teeth, Restoring Smiles