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How to Floss

How to Floss

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DENTAL FLOSSING

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. • While brushing is important. • Most cavities and periodontal disease begin between the teeth. Ltd. where periodontal disease often begins. 40% of the surfaces of your teeth are NEVER clean? 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt. the bristles of your brush simply can't reach between the teeth.Flossing : Key To Fight Gum Disease • Flossing is an essential part of the toothcleaning process because it breaks up and removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline. Did you know that without flossing.

. Ltd.Benefits of Flossing • Decreased risk of gum disease • Better breath • Removes plaque in between teeth • Polishes tooth surfaces 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt.

Most people are never taught how to use dental floss. 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt. Most people do not use dental floss consistently. correctly. . 2. Most people use dental floss incorrectly. To keep your gums and teeth healthy.Flossing Facts: 1. and EVERY DAY. Most people think they know how to use dental floss. 3. you must floss at least once a day. Ltd. 4.

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 Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers.Let’s try flossing together…. .  Wind 18" of floss around the middle fingers of each hand. 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt. leaving a 1".2" length in between. Ltd.

Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. Ltd. . Thumbs up for upper teeth. Do not snap floss between your teeth. Pointer fingers down for lower teeth. 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt.

VERY IMPORTANT! Slide the floss all the way under the gum until you feel some resistance. 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt. .Curve the floss around the side of the tooth. Arrows show the direction to floss. Keep the floss against the side of the tooth in a “C” shape. Ltd. Listen for a squeaky clean sound. then scrape down several times. If you don’t hear the squeak. you’re not using the floss correctly.

The dental floss has been tinted green to enhance the demonstration. Ltd. 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt. .Flossing Demonstration The next slide is a flossing demonstration.

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Remember… 4/6/2013 Simply Health Plus Pvt.  Curve the floss against   the tooth. . Carefully slide the floss up under the gum and scrape down on the side of the tooth. Use dental floss consistently.Flossing Review  Use 16”-18” of dental floss. Form a “C” shape. every 24 hours. Ltd.

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