How to Floss Your Teeth
The surfaces between teeth are not easily accessible by toothbrush;
therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The ideal frequency for flossing is like
brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to
bed) is the minimum necessary.
To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides
of the floss around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide the
floss in between all of your teeth one by one. When flossing, make sure you are not
cutting your gums. The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the
space in between the teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the
tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down. Then move to the
opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.
If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in
Thousand Oaks or the surrounding area, give us a call today!
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