Effective and thorough tooth brushing is an essential part of
keeping your teeth clean & healthy! Brushing your teeth removes
plaque and food particles from the tooth surface. There are many
acceptable tooth brushing methods, here is one effective way:
Even if you brush your teeth every day, decay-causing bacteria
still linger between teeth where the toothbrush bristles can't
reach. One way to remove hidden plaque is with dental floss. Flossing
removes plaque and food particles between teeth. Here is one effective
|1. Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind
most of it around one of your fingers.
||2. Wind the remaining floss around the same
finger of the other hand.
||3. Hold the floss tightly between your thumb
and forefingers, with about an inch of floss between them.
|4. Use a gentle rubbing motion to guide the
floss between your teeth. Do not jerk or snap the floss into
||5. When you reach the gum line, curve it into
a "C" shape against one tooth.
||6. Gently slide it into the space between the
gum and tooth until you feel resistance. Gently rub the side
of the tooth moving away from the gum.