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How to Floss your Teeth by: Ryann Metheny Step One First, using 18 inches of dental floss, wrap it lightly around your middle fingers. Step Two Next, firmly grasp the dental floss with your index fingers. Step Three

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How to Floss your Teethby: Ryann Metheny


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Step One

  • First, using 18 inches of dental floss, wrap it lightly around your middle fingers.


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Step Two

  • Next, firmly grasp the dental floss with your index fingers.


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Step Three

  • Then, forming a C-shape, carefully slide the floss up and down between your tooth and gum line.


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Step Four

  • Finally, gently slide the floss in between both sides of your teeth and repeat until finished.


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Floss Facts

  • People with periodontal disease are 1.5-2 times as likely to suffer a fatal heart attack and 3 times as likely to suffer a stroke.

  • New studies show that diabetic patients with severe periodontitis have difficulty maintaining normal blood sugar levels.


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Floss Facts (continued)

  • Infected oral tissues with pneumonia bacteria can be inhaled into the lungs where immune defenses fail to wipe them out.

  • Mothers of prematurely born babies were 7 times more likely to have advanced periodontal disease than mothers whose babies were normal weight at birth.


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What Dental Floss Should One Use?

  • In general, a waxed floss slides between the teeth easier than an unwaxed floss.

  • Flavored floss leaves a fresh taste in the mouth, and is especially nice for those times when brushing or rinsing is not possible.

  • Tape floss is typically thicker than regular floss and is generally favored by people with wide gaps between their teeth.


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Just Remember

  • Learning the proper way to floss your teeth is important.

  • Remember the 4 steps to create healthy teeth and a healthy smile.


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