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Flossing for Oral Health

Flossing for oral health is very important. A toothbrush is not enough for cleaning under the gumline or tight spaces between the teeth. That is the reason flossing on a daily basis is extremely important. Here are a few things that you should remember when flossing:

  • Floss one tooth at a time

Use your forefingers and thumbs to pull the dental floss from the gum line to the tooth’s top to scrape the plaque off the teeth. Rubbing the floss against each side of your tooth can also help.

  • Don’t skimp

Use 18 inches of the dental floss. Wind most part of the dental floss around your middle finger, and the remaining part of the floss around the other hand’s middle finger — leaving approximately 1 inch to floss the first tooth.

  • Keep it up

In case you experience trouble getting dental floss through the teeth, use the waxed variety. You can also make use of an interdental cleaner like dental stick or pick or a floss holder made to clean between your teeth.

Use an antibacterial mouthwash together with brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis to remove plaque between the teeth. An oral irrigator can also be used to get rid of the food particles between your teeth.

Consulting a Dentist

Scheduling regular dental checkup is extremely important to preventing gum infection as well as other dental health problems. You should contact a professional dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic, if you experience any symptoms that could indicate dental health conditions, such as:

  • Bleeding gums when you floss or brush
  • Tender, swollen or red gums
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Gums that recede from the teeth
  • Changes in alignment of the top as well as bottom teeth with each other
  • Sensitivity to cold and hot
  • Unusual taste in the mouth or bad breath

Always remember that early detection as well as treatment of problems with your mouth, teeth and gums can help promote a lifetime of good dental health.

For more information please feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic or Call us on 0800 111 6623 .

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