How To Floss Properly with Smile Workshop

[:en]Flossing, without a doubt, is one of the biggest ways to keep your mouth and gums healthy. Your dentist has probably shown you 100 times how to floss properly, however, you may have forgotten between then and now. Here at Smile Workshop, we can’t stress how important flossing is. Flossing gets into all those tiny spaces where your toothbrush cannot fit, helps avoid gum disease, and keeps your teeth looking as good as gold (or white!). We discuss how to floss properly in our newest blog post below:

  1. Wrap your piece of floss around each middle finger, leaving about an inch or two in between to work with.

2. Start from the back or your mouth and work your way to the front. Insert the floss in between each tooth and curve the floss around the base of the tooth to ensure proper cleaning. Slide it gently up and down on each side of the tooth, making sure you are getting underneath the gums and disrupting the bacteria that is hiding.

3. One you are finished with one tooth, move onto the next. It is imperative to loosen the floss around your fingers and provide a new section of floss for each tooth. Cleaning each different tooth with the same section of floss is not going to help you in the long run, and this is one of our biggest tips on how to floss properly.

4. We recommend flossing in the mirror so you can see exactly what you are doing and, as unappealing as it seems, what you are pulling out from underneath your gums. It’s always interesting seeing this, and it’s definitely motivation to continue to floss!

If you would like to know more about flossing and its importance, check out one of our earlier blogs here. If you would like to know more about flossing, in general, click here.

These are just a few of the many reasons as to why you should start flossing. If you want to ensure you’re doing all you can for you and your family’s oral health, schedule an appointment at Smile Workshop today. We hope we’ll see you soon!

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