When we learn how to floss we have to have the proper dental tools to use. There are many different brands and styles of dental floss that you can use and choosing the best one to use can be difficult but is very important to pick the right one that suits you. Here at Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we are one of the best dental offices that is located in Huntersville, North Carolina and after reading this article you will learn how to floss properly.
When you floss properly you remove plaque and leftover food particles that are in between your teeth. When you floss you actually get the hard to reach places that your toothbrush will not be able to get. We recommend that you brush and floss at least two times a day and since plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease and other serious medical problems we urge you to please brush and floss daily to remove these horrible bacteria from your teeth. Here is the list of steps for you to learn how to floss properly.
· You would need to take at least 18 or more inches of floss and wind most of it around each middle finger. Be sure to leave an inch or two of floss between your fingers to remove the plaque and food particles.
· Be sure to hold the floss between your thumb and your index finger on each hand, and then you need to slide the floss gently in between each of your teeth.
· Next you need to curve your floss around the base of each tooth and get under your gum line. Never ever push the floss down harshly, because it can cut or bruise your gum tissue.
· Be sure you use new, clean sections of the floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
Now that you know the proper way to floss, we urge you to teach these steps to your children and other members of your family so they can learn how to floss the correct way. Here at Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to give the best patient care possible and we want you to know that you can always call us if you have any questions or concerns about your teeth. We are always here to help out in any way we can.