Thank your teeth and gums this Thanksgiving with great flossing techniques. The better care you can give your teeth, the better care they can give to you. If you find yourself struggling to remember to floss, start to brush and floss in tandem. They complement each other and are both halves to a bigger whole in terms of keeping your mouth free and clear of plaque buildup.
Additionally, here are few important tips to remember about flossing for your teeth:
The most effective way to grip floss is to wrap a strand (about 18 inches long) around your middle fingers until you are left with about 1-2 inches of floss to work with.
Exercise caution and gently slide the floss up and down between your teeth. Always remember to press gently. When you do reach the gumline, curve the floss around the tooth in a ‘c’ shape pattern. This will help you go even deeper between the teeth and gumline.
Before you begin a new tooth, move the section of floss to an unused portion by adjusting your finger that is holding one side of the string. Always remember to floss between every single tooth, as well as the backside of your last teeth.If you have any additional questions, our excellent team of dentists at Ladera Dentistry is here to help you.
Flossing is every bit as vital as brushing your teeth, and should never be avoided. If you would like to set up an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Mai X. Ly, please call us at 949-347-7083, to speak with a member of our helpful staff. You can also stop by our office in Ladera Ranch, California. Thank you for stopping by!