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Lakeland, FL 33813
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Steps to flawless floss.

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Steps to flawless floss. For one to have better oral hygiene, flossing should be done on the teeth as flossing helps one get the debris that is between the teeth where a toothbrush can reach it also helps one clean the tongue as it gets rid of most plaque accumulated, which can cause a foul odor.

How to floss teeth correctly.

To have proper oral hygiene, there are steps that one should follow to attain maximum results. One should wind 19 inches of floss around the middle fingers of the hand; one should pinch between the index fingers and the thumbs, leaving two inches. For flossing between the upper teeth, the thumbs should be used. Keep a length of about 2-3 inches of the floss taut between the fingers. The index fingers guide the floss between the contacts of the lower teeth. One should glide gently between the teeth with the help of a zigzag motion. The floss should not be snapped between the teeth.

Around the side of the tooth, contour the floss, slide the floss down and up against the tooth's surface, and below the gum line, floss thoroughly with clean sections of the floss. This should happen whether the floss is waxed or not. The choice between using waxed or not waxed floss depends on the person using the floss, and both flosses produce super-maximum results when used in the right way. One can start flossing on the top or bottom, front or back, left or right; however, make sure the floss gets underneath the gumline. Flossing should not be painful and should not bring discomfort to the person using it. Flossing should be done daily, and it can be accompanied by brushing. One should floss after every meal to remove debris.

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