Best Flossing Techniques

No matter what it is you happen to be doing in life, in order to be a master at it you need to develop a certain set of skills. This is achieved by learning what the best techniques are and making sure you practice them over and over again. Take for instance learning how to play an instrument, a guitar for example. Before you even set your fingers against the string of an actual guitar, you should learn and be able to read music. Once that has been established, you then learn the notes of each string and how to achieve certain sounds. Finally, you learn about finger placements and how to position yourself to create the optimal sound and then you repeat; over and over again. Over time, the skills you have developed will be evident and you’ll be able to play sweet music.

Flossing is similar in the sense that with practice you’ll be able to do it in the most effective way and you’ll be able to achieve a cleaner, healthier mouth (which can help you make sweet music, if you’re a singer!). Here are some of the best flossing techniques to consider in order to achieve healthier gums and teeth:

Waxed Dental Floss

Using a decent sized piece of waxed dental floss, wrap it evenly around both of your index fingers until there is an equal distance between each finger of about 3 or 4 inches.

Thumbs Up

Using your thumbs, press the floss firmly across both of them making the floss taught like a tightrope.

Up and Down

Glide the floss up and down between each of your upper teeth to clear out any food and bacteria. To clean your bottom teeth, wrap the floss around your middle fingers instead of your thumbs and do the same thing.

When done properly the whole process should take about a minute to finish your whole mouth. Doing it regularly will provide your gums and teeth with healthy results. In the long run, your mouth and Ottawa dental professionals will thank you!

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