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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Proper Flossing Technique

Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth which is why you should floss at least once a day. Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums and helps remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. Believe it or not, flossing is more than just running string between your teeth to get the foods particles out, there is a proper flossing technique and our staff at Flossophy Dental would like to share it with you.

  • Wind 18” of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving a 1”-2” length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.

  • Keep a 1”-2” length of floss tight between fingers. Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.

  • Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. Gently wrap floss around the side of the tooth.

  • Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line. Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.

If you have questions about how to maintain your oral hygiene routine, give us a call. To learn more about services provided here at the office, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333. 

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