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  1. How to Floss your Teethby: Ryann Metheny

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Just Remember • Learning the proper way to floss your teeth is important. • Remember the 4 steps to create healthy teeth and a healthy smile.