Flossing between crowns can be a bit tricky, but it's important to keep those areas clean to maintain good oral health. Here are the steps to follow:
Start by selecting a type of floss that is thin and easy to slide between your teeth. There are also specialized flosses designed for use with dental work like crowns, such as dental tape or waxed floss.
Take a length of floss that is about 18 inches long and wrap the ends around your middle fingers, leaving a few inches of floss to work with.
Gently slide the floss between your teeth and move it up and down several times to remove any food particles or plaque.
When you reach the area of the crown, be gentle and try to avoid pulling the floss too hard or forcing it under the crown. Instead, use a back-and-forth motion to work the floss up and down the sides of the crown.
Repeat this process for each tooth, using a fresh section of floss for each space to prevent spreading bacteria.
If you have trouble flossing between your crowns, you may want to consider using an interdental brush or a water flosser, which can be effective alternatives for removing debris and plaque from tight spaces. Additionally, it's always a good idea to talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about the best techniques for cleaning your dental work.