How To Floss Properly?

The benefits of flossing your teeth are well-worth the time and effort it takes.

You should floss your teeth at least once a day before brushing for good oral health. Flossing removes food that is stuck in your teeth. Sometimes these food particles can’t be removed with the toothbrush.

Regular flossing will help reduce gum disease and keep your breath smelling good. Plaque that grows along the gum line is removed when you floss your teeth so it can’t build up and cause gum disease and teeth issues.

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The benefits of flossing your teeth are well-worth the time and effort it takes. You should floss your teeth at least once a day before brushing for good oral health.

Flossing removes food that is stuck in your teeth. Sometimes these food particles can’t be removed with the toothbrush.

Regular flossing will help reduce gum disease and keep your breath smelling good. Plaque that grows along the gum line is removed when you floss your teeth so it can’t build up and cause gum disease and teeth issues.

Here are the steps and technique for flossing your teeth correctly:

  • Use your index fingers and thumbs to hold the dental floss.
  • Move the floss gently between your teeth and under the gums.
  • Use a clean part of the floss for each tooth.
  • Rinse your mouth with water or mouth wash as needed.
  • Floss all your upper and lower teeth.
  • You are ready to clean your teeth with toothpaste and a brush.

Always be gentle and don’t forget to floss the back teeth against the gum line. You can buy waxed or unwaxed floss and it is a matter of personal preference as to which one you should use.

Once you get into a routine of flossing your pearly whites you will be achieving a flawless floss and it will greatly help your oral health.

If you haven’t flossed for a while you may have a little blood for a week or so. It is normal and nothing to be worried about as long as you are having regular professional checkups and cleanings at the dentist. If you are overdue for a dentist visit you may have gingivitis or gum disease and should book an appointment at Smile Perfectors today.

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