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Flossing Your Teeth

Follow these simple steps to keep you teeth clean in areas your toothbrush can't reach

The surfaces between teeth are not easily accessible by toothbrush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing.

The ideal frequency for flossing is like brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary.

  • Cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet).

  • Wrap both sides of the floss around your middle fingers.

  • Using your index and thumb, glide the floss in between all of your teeth one by one.

  • When flossing, make sure you are not cutting your gums.

  • The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums.

  • In the space in between the teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down.

  • Then move to the opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.

If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in Conway or the surrounding area, give us a call today!

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