A step-by-step guide to Flossing
Flossing has to be the least expensive of all the things you can do to keep your mouth healthy! However, many patients neglect to floss. And if you do, it’s possible you’re not doing it correctly!
What are the benefits of flossing?
Plaque can build up between teeth and along the gumline, and your toothbrush won’t be enough to remove it. Brushing and flossing are both part of a complete dental practice.
When it comes to flossing, how often should you do it?
It’s best to do it once a day. Flossing more frequently (or with greater vigor) can actually harm your gums. The only time you should floss more than once a day is if you need to remove stringy or sticky items that have become stuck after eating. Make sure you don’t leave those in there for too long.
Is it better to floss before or after cleaning your teeth?
It doesn’t matter which one you choose! We recommend flossing first, so that all of the food material stuck between your teeth may be moved out of the way. While floss helps to remove the majority of this debris, some will remain on your teeth. Brushing your teeth will now assist in the removal of that substance.
What is the best way to floss?
-12 inches of floss should be pulled out (any brand is fine).
-To get the floss taut between your hands, wrap it securely around your index or middle fingers on both hands.
-Floss between each set of teeth that touch, as well as the gum line where your last molar meets your gums.
-Slide the floss up and down the teeth in a “C” form, following the natural curvature of each tooth.
-Consider the floss as a small embrace for each tooth. Floss between your teeth and along the gum line.
-For each set of teeth, use a fresh section of floss.
Are you unable to floss?
Use a floss pick instead if your child is too young to floss or if you are unable to do so for your child. Remember that fostering the habit of flossing regularly in your child will help him or her develop a lifelong skill.
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