Proper Flossing of Teeth

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Flossing. It is such a simple thing to do yet most people do not floss on a regular basis. Of those who do, many do not floss properly. When done properly, flossing is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the health of your teeth. This article will give you advice on how to floss correctly.

To begin, cut off a two foot section of dental floss. Take the floss and wrap one end around your middle finger of each hand. You will then use your index fingers to manipulate the floss. Slide the floss between your teeth all the way down to the gum line. Now curve the floss around one of your teeth and gently work the floss between the tooth and gum. Repeat this step on the other tooth. Now pull the floss out and repeat this process between all of your teeth changing to a new clean section of floss as you go.

That's it. It is simple but most people fail to wrap the floss around the tooth and simply go up and down between their teeth. This misses quite a bit of the debris that you need to clean out. Remember to floss your teeth once a day, preferably before bedtime, and you will greatly reduce your chance of developing gum disease and cavities. If you find it difficult to floss in the traditional way, you can also buy preloaded floss on disposable sticks. This makes it even easier to floss your teeth. Now there are no excuses to not floss.

Source by James C