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Proper Flossing Technique
« on: September 02, 2012, 11:21:57 AM »
Flossing is an essential part of the tooth cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gum-line, where periodontal problems often begins. If you find using floss difficult to handle, ask the dental hygienist about the variety of dental floss holders or inter-dental cleaning devices that are available.
s1:Wind 18" of floss around middle fingers of each hands. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers leaving 1"-2" length in between.Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.
s2:Keep a 1"-2" length of floss taut between fingers.Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.
s3:Gently guide the floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion.Do not snap floss between your teeth.Contact floss around the side of the tooth.
s4:Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gumline.Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of tooth.