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Brushing And Flossing
Created by udent on 2/2/2008 12:00:00 AM

Brushing and flossing every day will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Having clean teeth also makes you look and feel better. Your breath is fresher, your smile is brighter and your teeth feel smooth.


Brushing and flossing every day will help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Having clean teeth also makes you look and feel better. Your breath is fresher, your smile is brighter and your teeth feel smooth.

How to brush.


Brush after meals, using a soft toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Start at one place and work all the way around your mouth. Brush the front, back, and top of the each tooth as explained below.
  1. Hold the brush at a 45 angle and gently brush the outer surfaces, using a circular and/or back-and-forth motion.
  2. Brush the inner surfaces of the back teeth using the same circular and/or back-and-forth motion.
  3. Turn the brush and use the tip to clean the inner surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth.
  4. Clean the chewing surfaces using a scrubbing motion. Brush your tongue, then rinse well.

How to floss.


Floss at least twice a day to remove plaque between the teeth and below the gums. Start at one place and work all the way around your mouth. Floss between each tooth as explained below.
  1. Wrap 18 inches of floss around your middle fingers. Secure it with your index fingers and thumbs.
  2. Ease the floss between your teeth. Press it against one side, then the other, to form a C-shape.
  3. Work the floss back and forth, and up and down, going below the gum line where plaque collects.

 

Note: If you have a bridge or wear braces, use a floss threader to get the floss under the bridge or the wires.
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