It's Your Loss If You Don't Floss
Flossing is a very important daily step in maintaining good oral hygiene. Dental floss is a thin string that can be waxed, unwaxed, plain or flavored. The technique can be awkward to do at first, but with practice, flossing will become easier, taking only one to two minutes and should be a part of one’s daily routine.
The proper technique used in flossing is to wrap the floss around the middle finger and hold the floss between the thumb and forefinger of both hands. Beginning with the molars, place the floss into the space between the teeth wrap the floss forward or back against each tooth, working it up and down several times on each side of the tooth. This motion will remove food particles and more importantly, it will remove the plaque that builds up. Flossing may cause some minor bleeding at first but after a few times, the bleeding should stop. Flossing should be done at least once a day, in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy.« Go Back