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The Benefits of Flossing

The Benefits of Flossing

At Holman Family Dentistry we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. By exploring essential tips and techniques, we aim to empower you to make flossing a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. 

Flossing plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health. It reaches the areas between your teeth that a toothbrush can’t access, removing plaque and food particles that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Regular flossing helps prevent tooth decay, reduces bad breath, and promotes healthy gums.

Finding the floss that works best for you is essential. There are various types available, including waxed, unwaxed, flavored, and floss picks. Experiment with different options to determine which one feels most comfortable and effective for your unique dental needs.

To maximize the benefits of flossing, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start with an 18-inch strand of floss and wind most of it around your middle fingers, leaving a small section for gripping.
  2. Gently glide the floss between your teeth, curving it into a C-shape against one tooth and moving it up and down.
  3. Be thorough but gentle, avoiding snapping the floss against your gums, which can cause irritation.
  4.  As you move to the next tooth, use a clean section of floss to avoid transferring bacteria.

While flossing is essential, it should be complemented by regular visits to your dentist. Professional cleanings and examinations help detect and prevent any potential dental issues, ensuring your smile remains healthy and beautiful.

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