How To Floss Your Teeth Properly

Posted by Gresham Family Dentistry on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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How To Floss

Flossing is an important part of your daily dental health routine. Are you flossing properly?

Use Enough Floss

When flossing, you should break off an 18-inch piece. This allows you the space to wind most of the floss around your middle finger of each hand. As you floss, grip the floss between your thumb and forefinger.

Floss Gently

Move your floss between your teeth gently, avoiding pressing it hard into your gums. As you floss up near your gum lines, pull the floss into a C-shape around your tooth.

One Tooth At A Time

As you floss, gently rub the floss up and down the side of your tooth. Unwind a fresh section of floss from your finger and repeat the process for each of your teeth.

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Categories: Dental Hygiene Tips, Flossing Tips

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