Floss Your Teeth – A Simple Way to Good Dental Health

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It’s a fact to know that it is essential to take care of your teeth and gums. Teeth and gums are an integral part of your physiology and needs to be taken care of the same way as you would do for other body parts. However, truth be told, we often tend to neglect out dental health.

It is rather easy to look after your teeth. Dentists advise on brushing and flossing them after every major meal and while it may sound rather easy and something that you do on a daily basis, it is important to do it the right way and follow the right technique.

It is true that flossing is often not done correctly and often we do not devote the time that is needed for the process. The dentists vouch that flossing is the most effective and fastest way to get rid of the plaque and trapped food particles between your teeth. The floss helps to get to the otherwise hard to reach crevices between the teeth and cleanses the accumulated food particles away.

How to Floss Your Teeth

When it comes to flossing, you need to follow a certain technique.

  • It is necessary to take a sizable amount of floss and wrap it tightly around the index fingers of both hands.
  • Supporting the floss with your thumb guide it between your teeth.
  • Use a gentle back and forth motion till the particles disengage and the space between the teeth feels clean. Do it gently so that you don’t cut the gums between your teeth.
  • Take your time and keep doing this motion until the entire upper and lower set of teeth is covered.

It is a simple procedure, but certainly effective enough to keep your teeth and gums clean. Get into the habit of brushing along with flossing your teeth regularly to help avoid major dental problems.

Brian Harris

Dr. Brian Harris completed his undergraduate schooling at Arizona State University and attended the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. He joined Harris Dental in 2005 and in 2007 Dr. Brian was honored as Young Dentist of the Year by the Crown Council.

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