How To Floss Behind Wisdom Teeth

8 December 2023

Girl wearing a pink-red sweater and smiling with her teeth

Have you ever wondered why it’s important to keep your wisdom teeth clean? This is a key step towards maintaining top-tier oral health and overall well-being. If you’re curious about why keeping your wisdom teeth in check is a big deal, you’re in the right place. Ready to explore why it matters? Let’s dive in!

Why should you clean your wisdom teeth?

Taking good care of the nooks and crannies behind your wisdom teeth is key for several reasons. Keeping your wisdom teeth in good shape is important in preventing gum disease and cavities, protecting not just your molars but also the neighbouring teeth. Proper cleaning is a must every single day, to ensure your smile stays in tip-top shape. So remember to show those wisdom teeth some extra care and your future self will thank you!

Choosing the right cleaning tools for wisdom teeth

When it comes to caring for your wisdom teeth, you’ve got options! Classic dental floss is great for reaching behind those back teeth, while floss picks make it super easy to remove food bits stuck in between your teeth. In addition, interdental brushes are the unsung heroes that smoothly navigate tight spaces around your wisdom teeth. Let’s check out the pros and cons below to find what works for you.

Flossing Tools




Uses powerful water jet technology for truly fresh breath and cleaner teeth 

Needs to be charged for use 

String Floss

Affordable and portable

Has a limited reach for certain areas

Floss Picks

Easy to use with a handle for better control

Less effective in very tight spots

Interdental Brushes

Good for wider spaces, easy to handle

May struggle in extremely tight gaps

Zenyum has a wide range of products to give you a thorough clean that targets the toughest of areas. The Zenyum Waterflosser Pro is easy to use, helps maintain oral hygiene, and is perfect for sensitive teeth. Pair them with our other products – ZenyumSonic™ Electric Toothbrush, ZenyumFresh™ Breath Shield Mouthwash, and ZenyumFresh™ Toothpaste for a healthier smile. And don’t forget your regular dental check-ups!

Girl holding Zenyum Waterflosser Pro

A step-by-step guide to cleaning wisdom teeth

A guy holding a Zenyum Waterflosser Pro and flossing his teeth
  • Brush

Select a soft-bristled toothbrush, angle it at 45 degrees, and use gentle circular motions to clean all tooth surfaces effectively.

  • Floss

When flossing between wisdom teeth, gently use the floss to navigate tight spaces and ensure it reaches the gumline to remove plaque and debris effectively. Learn more about the art of flossing here

  • Rinse

Choose a mouthwash with a combination of natural ingredients like field mint, essential oils and xylitol to freshen your breath. Follow the recommended usage instructions as indicated on the product.

  • Checkups

Schedule dental checkups twice a year for professional cleaning, and discuss your oral health with your dentist.

  • Stay Consistent

Make daily cleaning of your wisdom teeth a habit to ensure lasting oral health. Consistency is key for effective care and prevention.


Advice: Cleaning wisdom teeth can pose challenges. Use care with specialised tools, be gentle, and seek professional advice whenever in doubt.

Common mistakes to avoid

Looking after your wisdom teeth is a vital aspect of good oral hygiene. To keep things on track, it’s important to steer clear of some common slip-ups. Here are key points to consider in cultivating a wise and effective cleaning routine:


  • Forgetting to clean back corners
  • Using a brush with stiff bristles, which can be tough on your teeth
  • Being too forceful when brushing 
  • No sticking to your regular brushing routine 
  • Skipping regular dentist appointments for advice


Cleaning and maintaining your teeth is a really important step in maintaining good oral health. Just follow these easy steps, avoid common mistakes, and use the right tools to make flossing even better.


Add Your Heading Text HereWhen do wisdom teeth start to grow?

Wisdom teeth typically start to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25.

What happens if wisdom teeth are not removed?

If not removed, wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, pain, and infection, and may lead to dental issues such as misalignment and damage to adjacent teeth. When such alignment issues occur, Zenyum Invisible Braces can help with straighten your teeth.

Do wisdom teeth grow on both sides?

Yes, wisdom teeth usually grow on both sides of the upper and lower jaws.

How often should I floss behind my wisdom teeth?

Floss behind your wisdom teeth at least once a day to prevent plaque buildup and maintain good oral hygiene.

What should I do if my wisdom teeth are impacted?

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, causing pain or other issues, please consult with a dentist for an evaluation and potential extraction.

Table of Contents

You Might Also Like...

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of crooked or discoloured teeth? Well, worry no more! Cosmetic dentistry is here to save the day and give you the smile of your dreams. But what exactly is cosmetic dentistry? Let’s dive in and explore the world of aesthetic dental treatments.
Learn more about underbite teeth and how it can impact your daily life. Find out how to correct underbite for a better smile. Read now!
Have you ever wondered why you have gaps between your teeth? There’s even a fancy term for it. Diastema refers to a gap between your teeth, and occurs anywhere in your mouth. More often than not, it appears between your two front teeth. But what are its causes and how can we treat it? Read on to learn more!

Explore by category


to our newsletter

Receive weekly product promos, information and oral care tips!



This device or software is not intended to be used for any medical purpose (such as the detection, diagnosis, monitoring, management or treatment of any medical condition or disease). Any health-related information provided by this device or software should not be treated as medical advice. Please consult a physician for any medical advice required.