The Basics of Flossing

One of the simplest preventive hygiene exercises you can do for yourself is something you’ve heard of before. It bears repeating: floss.

Every 24 hours, bacteria contribute to a new batch of plaque. Brushing, no matter how well or how long, won’t get all the “bugs,” especially between teeth and where your teeth meet gum tissue.

Flossing before or after brushing should be a part of everyone’s home care program. The kind of floss—waxed, unwaxed or tape—doesn’t matter. Just choose what you’re comfortable with and use it.

If you feel you’re “all thumbs,” try using a floss threader. We’ll show you how to handle one. Just ask us.

Author
H.R. Makarita

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