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The Proper Way to Floss

If you’re trying to avoid tooth decay in Newton, it’s important to floss daily. However, if you’re not using the right flossing technique, you may not be properly cleaning between your teeth. An improper oral hygiene routine can result in gum disease and eventual tooth loss—meaning you might need to get a dental crown or dental implants to prevent the further deterioration of your oral health.

Watch this video to learn how to floss properly so that you can keep your smile clean and healthy. First, wrap around 18 inches of floss between your fingers and gently insert the floss between your teeth. Make sure you press against each tooth and clean behind your back teeth. If you have any questions about how flossing may impact your current dental treatments, such as dental implants or braces, ask your dentist for more information.