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Flossing is a simple technique that needs to be performed at least once a day. This is because it can help you maintain a strong and healthy smile as well as help you prevent major dental issues. So, please keep up with your flossing routine. To help you have a proper technique for your smile, Dr. Don Wyatt has some special instructions for you.

To begin, take 18 inches of floss out of the dental floss container. Then, wrap most of the floss around the middle finger on both hands, leaving about one inch of floss between the fingers. Use your pointer fingers to guide the floss throughout your smile.

Next, send the strand in a crack between two teeth. Then, scrape the sides of the teeth with the strand to remove the plaque and food particles that reside there. When you’re done, send the floss into the gumline. This might seem scary, but it’s not. It’s also painless. Gently glide the floss along the root of the tooth and the gumline. Do this for each root.

Repeat this step for each crevice of the mouth. Remember to be gentle along the gums. If you force the floss, you could injure the oral tissues. As you move from tooth to tooth, make sure to use a clean section of floss.

To learn more about how to floss in Jerome, Idaho, please don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team at Today's Dental Care. When you call our office at 208-324-8861, we will be thrilled to help you, so don’t be shy!