Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 2 months ago

Should senior citizens continue flossing their teeth?

If their gums are receding, isn't there more risk of getting junk in them by flossing than by leaving them alone?  Sometimes I wonder if the plaque could be holding some people's teeth together. 


To Abishek:  So flossing once a day is good even if it feels like the floss is going down too far? 

Update 2:

Oops.  That was dumb since you can't reply in EDIT  after best answer is chosen.  Any newcomers  got an answer? 

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    Daily brushing and flossing of natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good oral health. But mush flossing for senior citizens not good. So use daily brush.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's really up to them, as I've heard that too much flossing is not good for you.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    As long as there appears to be a positive impact, I'd suggest continuing.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I`m 75 and still have all my own teeth.

    I still crunch on pork scratchings and my gums do not bleed.I use those tiny dental brushes to clean in between my teeth after meals. Not ALL old folk are falling apart you know!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    i just take mine out and put them in a container of water and throw a cleaning tablet in.  

    By morning they are nice and clean with a nice minty flavor. 

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