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Tips for Flossing Your Teeth to Prevent Cavities

Flossing is probably only second to brushing when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene at home.  The proper way or preferred way to floss your teeth is really left up to you, but most people use the common method of winding the floss around your first or middle finger.  Pull the floss tight and with your index and thumb you can guide the floss between your teeth removing small food particles, plaque buildup, and tartar. What’s important isn’t how you hold the floss but that you do it after each meal and before you go to bed in the evening. We have included these simple tips for a better flossing:
  • Simple guide the floss slowly between your teeth, be careful not to cut your gums and do not snap the floss.
  • Create a “C” shape with the floss as this will help clean around the edge of your tooth.
  • With light, firm pressure, move the floss up and down to remove tartar and plaque of the front and back of your teeth.
Flossing is just of the methods that dentist will advise patients to do in order to help them from having cavities or tooth decay-which could lead to tooth lose which in turn could lead to you needing to get dental implants.