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WHY IS FLOSSING ÎMPORTANT? The importance of flossing People who floss every are taking a significant step in keeping their teeth clean and healthy. Periodontal disease and many cavities start between the teeth where the bristles of your toothbrush simply cannot reach. That is why flossing is necessary for removing the plaque and bacteria that cause these dental diseases. Bleeding sulcus How to floss Pull out about 18 inches of floss and wind it around the middle fingers of each hand, leaving about a 5-inch span of floss between your fingers. Pinch the floss between your thumbs and index fingers, leaving about 1 inch to work with. Using a gentle side-to-side motion, gently guide the floss between the teeth. Pull the floss tightly in a C-shape around the side of the tooth and slide the floss under the gumline. Move the floss up and down several times to remove all the food and bacteria. Then pull t he floss around the neighboring tooth and repeat the process. Wind the floss to a fresh section and gradually work your way around your mouth. Make sure to floss on both sides on every tooth. How to solve flossing problems If your gums are infected, they will bleed when you floss. That is to be expected if you are just beginning to floss. After a week or so of regular flossing, the bleeding should stop. If you have problems reaching some areas, you may want to use a floss fork, a floss pick or other flossing aids. New Patients Always Welcome Bremen Family Dentistry, PC Dr. Doug Tolle 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com Bremen Family Dentistry WHY IS FLOSSING ÎMPORTANT? The importance of flossing People who floss every are taking a significant step in keeping their teeth clean and healthy. Periodontal disease and many cavities start between the teeth where the bristles of your toothbrush simply cannot reach. That is why flossing is necessary for removing the plaque and bacteria that cause these dental diseases. Bleeding sulcus How to floss Pull out about 18 inches of floss and wind it around the middle fingers of each hand, leaving about a 5-inch span of floss between your fingers. Pinch the floss between your thumbs and index fingers, leaving about 1 inch to work with. Using a gentle side-to-side motion, gently guide the floss between the teeth. Pull the floss tightly in a C-shape around the side of the tooth and slide the floss under the gumline. Move the floss up and down several times to remove all the food and bacteria. Then pull t he floss around the neighboring tooth and repeat the process. Wind the floss to a fresh section and gradually work your way around your mouth. Make sure to floss on both sides on every tooth. How to solve flossing problems If your gums are infected, they will bleed when you floss. That is to be expected if you are just beginning to floss. After a week or so of regular flossing, the bleeding should stop. If you have problems reaching some areas, you may want to use a floss fork, a floss pick or other flossing aids. New Patients Always Welcome Bremen Family Dentistry, PC Dr. Doug Tolle 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com Bremen Family Dentistry