We all know flossing is essential to good oral hygiene, but many of us don’t know the proper way to floss. Here at Beacon Dental Group, our team of experienced dentists, including Dr. Cressida Joseph, Dr. Cuthbert Joseph, Dr. Jacqueline Jacobson, Dr. Danika Crabtree, and Dr. Jessica Liu, provide excellent family dentistry in Dorchester, MA, to help you get the most out of your oral hygiene routine. Here is a step-by-step guide to proper flossing to get the most out of your dental care.
First, you will need to get the proper supplies. You can use either waxed or unwaxed floss. If you have braces or other dental appliances, you should use waxed floss as it can slide more easily between your teeth. You will also need a floss holder or floss threader to make the process easier.
Next, you should find the correct position for flossing. Wrap the floss around your index and middle fingers. Make sure you have a firm grip on the floss, but not too tight.
Once you grip the floss, you should start at the top of your teeth. Gently slide the floss between your teeth and make a “C” shape around the base of each tooth. Make sure to go all the way down to the gum line. Move the floss up and down the sides of the teeth in a sawing motion to remove any plaque or debris.
You should also floss the back of your mouth. Make sure to wrap the floss around each tooth and gently pull it out. This will help to remove any food particles or plaque that may be stuck in the back of your mouth.
Once you are done with one section of your mouth, you should move to the next section. Make sure to wrap the floss around each tooth and use a sawing motion to clean the sides.
Finally, rinse your mouth with water. The water will help to remove any food particles or plaque that may have been left behind.
At Beacon Dental Group, our team of dentists is here to help you get the most out of your dental care. We recommend that you floss at least once a day and use high-quality mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and healthy. If you have any questions about the proper flossing technique or if you would like more information on how to take care of your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Family Dentistry in Dorchester, MA
At Beacon Dental Group in Dorchester, MA, our experienced dentists and hygienists are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. We offer various services, including family dentistry, dental check-ups, and dental cleanings. Our team of dentists is led by Dr. Cressida Joseph, Dr. Cuthbert Joseph, Dr. Jacqueline Jacobson, Dr. Danika Crabtree, and Dr. Jessica Liu.
Family dentistry is essential to maintaining good oral health at Beacon Dental Group. We offer various services, including dental exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, dentures, and more. Our dentists will take the time to get to know each family member and provide personalized care tailored to their needs.
We also offer comprehensive dental check-ups and cleanings to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. During the check-up, our dentists will assess your oral health and review any areas of concern. They will then recommend a personalized treatment plan to address any dental issues.
Finally, we also provide professional dental cleanings. During the cleaning, our hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. They will also provide tips for brushing and flossing to maintain good oral health.
At Beacon Dental Group, our dentists and hygienists are committed to providing the highest quality care. Whether you are looking for family dentistry, a dental check-up, or dental cleaning, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.