Learn to Floss Properly

Proper flossing is the key to attaining healthy teeth and gums. Every dentist on the face of the earth recommends flossing for a wide variety of reasons. Since we want our readers to have the best dental health possible, we will share information about the benefits of this practice with you today. And then when we are done, we will provide step-by-step instructions to teach you how to floss correctly.

At the end of the day, the health of your teeth really matters. Not only will you look unattractive if your teeth are stained and filled with cavities, you will also feel pain, soreness and get infections if you do not correctly care for your teeth.

There are many negative consequences to improper dental health. We want you to avoid them at all costs. It’s important to teach children as early as possible.  Please follow our guidance and learn how to floss today.

The Benefits of Daily Flossing

  • Removes food that is stuck between your teeth – this should be a no-brainer to everyone, but you may not have thought too deeply about it. If you have food that is stuck between your teeth, and you are having a hard time removing it, using dental floss is the simplest way to remove unwanted food from between your teeth. Not only is it unattractive to have food stuck between your teeth, but it’s also unhygienic. So use floss regularly to clean the food out of the cracks between your teeth.
  • Flossing helps to eliminate bad breath – unfortunately for some, they have the distinct displeasure of having foul-smelling breath. This is a real problem on many levels, and it’s often difficult to find companionship when you have a rank smell coming out of your mouth. You might not realize this, but regular flossing will help to eliminate bad breath. By cleaning out the cracks and crevices between your teeth and gums, you are eliminating the bacteria that can have a negative impact on breath. When you get rid of the bacteria through flossing, your breath will no longer have the foul smell that seems to keep potential partners at bay.
  • Flossing cleans the areas of your mouth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush – we obviously know that brushing our teeth is incredibly beneficial on many levels. But what most people fail to realize is that their toothbrush cannot reach all areas of their teeth. By flossing, you are getting at those hard-to-reach areas. When you perform this task daily, you are experiencing the best of all worlds and having the cleanest teeth possible.

The Steps to Proper Flossing

  1. Break off an 18 inch piece of floss. Wind of the majority of it around your middle fingers.
  2. With a firm grip, hold the floss between your forefingers and thumbs.
  3. Gently glide the piece of floss between each one of your teeth. Do this in a gentle rubbing motion, and avoid snapping the floss between your gums.
  4. Curb the floss into a C shape when it reaches the gum line. At this point, you should slide it into the space between the tooth and gum, but please do so gently.
  5. Gently rub the floss up and down the side of your tooth to remove unwanted plaque and bacteria. Repeat this method on all of your teeth.

Please follow these steps to maintain fantastic dental health through brushing and flossing.

 

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