Do you ever brush your teeth constantly, but still end up getting toothaches or cavities? The truth may be that you are not using the proper techniques for the skills involved. You may be also be forgetting to floss, which is every bit as important as brushing our teeth. Scrub away bad oral hygiene habits with expert flossing skills.
Here are few important tips to remember about flossing your teeth:
The most effective way to grip floss is to wrap a strand (about 18 inches long) around your middle fingers until you are left with about 1-2 inches of floss to work with.
Exercise caution and gently slide the floss up and down between your teeth. Always remember to press gently. When you do reach the gum line, curve the floss around the tooth in a ‘c’ shape pattern. This will help you go even deeper between the teeth and gumline.
Before you begin a new tooth, move the section of floss to an unused portion by adjusting your finger that is holding one side of the string. Always remember to floss between every single tooth, as well as the backside of your last teeth.If you have any additional questions, our excellent dentist at Lifetime Dental Care is here to help you.
Flossing is every bit as vital as brushing your teeth, and should never be avoided. If you would like to set up an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Anthony Butchert, please call us at 715-552-1000, to speak with a member of our helpful staff. You can also stop by our office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We look forward to seeing you smile!