Published on Tuesday 12 September 2017  
|  Posted in Tips and Advice

flossing tips

still not flossing? 

We know you hate it, but flossing really does preserve the health and aesthetics of your smile. 

Flossing tips:

Perfect your flossing technique. Use a piece of floss 15 to 18 inches long, slide it between the teeth, wrap it around each tooth in the shape of a "C," and polish with an up and down motion.

Don't worry about a little blood. Bleeding means the gums are inflamed because plaque has built up and needs to be cleaned away. Don't let that deter you. Bleeding after a few days, however, could be a sign of periodontal disease. Talk to your dentist.

Get a floss holder. If you lack the hand dexterity to floss, try soft wooden plaque removers, which look similar to toothpicks, or a two-pronged plastic floss holder. Both allow you to clean between teeth with one hand.

 

 

source: webmd.com

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