Dr. Debora Bolton encourage each of our patients to brush and floss diligently every day. Individuals should brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Unfortunately, there are many people who leave flossing out of their dental hygiene routine. Others do not know how to floss properly. Our dentist and team at Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS are pleased to give you tips on proper flossing.
To receive maximum flossing benefits, follow the instructions and tips we outline. Start with about 18 inches of floss. Wrap most of the floss around each of your middle fingers, leaving a few inches in between. Hold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers and gently work it in between each tooth. Slide the floss gently up and down between each tooth. Make sure you go beneath the gum line by curving the floss in a C-shape around the bottom of each tooth. Move to clean sections of floss as you move to different teeth. When removing the floss, use a back-and-forth motion to bring the floss away from the teeth.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about flossing in Durham, North Carolina, and to schedule your next visit.