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Flossing is one of the essential steps in your daily oral hygiene routine. You are highly encouraged by your dentist and hygienist to floss your teeth every day. It will maintain your gum’s health to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

  • Frequently, many people do not see the critical need to maintain a healthy, flossing habit. That is why there tends to be gum bleeding during bi-annual cleanings.
  • Bleeding of the gums results in a lack of flossing, inadequate flossing, or incorrect flossing. Practicing the correct techniques is essential to remove food and plaque.
    Easy Steps for Flossing:
  • Cut and wrap the floss at the desired length to cover one end of the floss twice around the middle finger or index finger. Leave some space between and wrap the same amount of floss on the opposite hand.
  • Pinch the floss tightly between your thumb and forefingers.
    Gently glide the floss between your teeth in a smooth rubbing motion.
  • Be sure to slide down the floss gently down and thoroughly along the curve of your teeth into a C-shape. This will scrape off the debris of food and buildup plaques sitting at the bottom of the tooth and massages the gums.
  • With the same motion, curve down between the V-shape spaces to scrape off any buildup of plaque deeply located nest to the riot of your teeth. Remember not to be too rough and abrasive; floss gently.

Practice makes perfect and always maintain a routine. You may feel soreness or bleeding, but you will get used to the daily cleaning. Always remember to protect your teeth by flossing to obtain strong, clean, and healthy gums.

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