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Flossing Tips in Gilbert, AZ


What is the right way to floss?

Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach, under the gums and between the teeth. Plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. To maximize benefits from flossing, use the proper technique:

  • Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch of two to work with.
  • Hold floss taunt between thumbs and slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, make sure to go beneath the gum line.
  • Use clean sections of floss when going from tooth to tooth.
  • To remove, use same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.

For more information about proper flossing techniques, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282.

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