Flossing Instructions

Flossing Instructions
 

flossing diagram

Flossing: Step 1

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.
flossing diagram

Flossing: Step 2

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.
flossing diagram

Flossing: Step 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.
flossing diagram

Flossing: Step 4

Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

Eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid extra-sugary treats. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.

Remember to schedule regular checkups with your dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.

Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.

If you play sports, be sure to ask your dentist about special mouthguards designed to protect your smile.

If it’s been six months since your last dental checkup, then it’s time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!