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How to get the best benefits from flossing

Saturday, Aug. 17th 2013 11:17 AM

In order to maximize the benefits of flossing, you need to know how to floss correctly.  Here are some flossing tips.

* Flossing after each meal provides the needed preventive dental care in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums

* Measure the floss at about an arms length, or approximately 18 inches.

* Wind each end of the floss around your middle fingers. Grasp 1 to 2 inches of the floss with your index finger and thumb.

* Gently glide the floss in between the teeth in a sawing motion.

* Angle the floss so it hugs the tooth in a c shape.

* Gently slide the floss up and down the surface of the tooth making sure it goes slightly below the gum-line. When complete, angle the floss to hug the tooth in the opposite   direction, and repeat.

* As you move on to each set of teeth, you will want to unwind the floss from your fingers, and rewind it so there is a clean section of floss to use.

* If you are not sure if you are flossing correctly ask your dentist to show you.

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