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Flossing

Sep 1 • 1 minute read

The American Dental Association recommends cleaning between teeth daily in order to remove food, plaque, and bacteria. If left unremoved, these items can cause decay and gum disease. 

Steps for how to floss:

  1. Grab a piece of floss about 18 inches long and wind around middle  fingers of opposite hands

  2.  Hold the floss tightly between thumbs and forefingers

  3. Gently guide the floss between the teeth with a rubbing motion

  4. When reaching the gumline guide the floss into a C-shape against one tooth then against the other tooth


Once a piece of floss has been used, throw it away, it is not as effective if reused.  If you have questions about flossing or alternatives ask us today!


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