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Tips for Proper Flossing

Last updated 4 years ago

Flossing your teeth is important for maintaining the oral health of your teeth and gums and preventing gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious problems down the road. To floss your teeth, wind 18 inches of floss around the middle finger of each hand, and pinch the floss between your thumb and index finger. Keeping a two-inch length of floss taut between your fingers, gently guide the floss between your teeth in a zig-zag motion. Finally, slide the floss against your tooth surface and under the gum line. Remember that it’s essential to floss on a daily basis in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dentists recommend flossing regularly to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. Get more tips from an experienced general and cosmetic dentist by contacting Baltimore’s The Smile Design Center online or by calling (443) 275-9821. 


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