Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

Simple Steps for Foolproof Flossing

National Flossing Day

Flossing may seem like common knowledge, but not everyone knows the right way to floss. To make sure that you’re a first-rate flosser, check out these handy tips and helpful techniques for flossing teeth to a tee.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association offers the following four easy steps for proper flossing:

  1. Wind – Wrap approximately 18 inches of floss between your thumbs and index fingers, pulling tightly to make a tight strand.
  2. Guide – Your index fingers should guide the floss between the bottom and top of each tooth.
  3. Glide – Move the floss between your teeth in a smooth, gentle motion.
  4. Slide – Pull the floss up and down carefully along the surface and under the gumline of the teeth, using an unused area of floss for each tooth.

Try using a hand-held flosser if you’re not a fan of the regular floss. The flossing method is similar to regular floss, but you hold the handle of the flosser instead of the strand of floss.

If you’re trying to floss around braces or other dental work, be careful not to let the floss get trapped in this dental equipment. There are special orthodontic floss products and handy floss threaders that allow for flossing in these tight spaces. Just use the same steps you would with regular floss.

Regardless of the kind of floss you select, be gentle to avoid doing dental damage. If you have any questions on flossing technique, ask an expert in family dentistry in Rockledge for some helpful hints. And don’t forget, November 29 is National Flossing Day!

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Rockledge, call Rockledge Dental today at (321) 252-0825 or make an appointment

Rockledge Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Rockledge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Rockledge Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Rockledge Dental.

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Great doctor and staff. They were also less expensive than others for braces. In addition, they were honest with me about my daughter not needing an additional procedure that I was quoted an extra […]
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So friendly and professional! Love the dentist!
Debbie H.
I am currently attending a college in a different area and it was difficult for me to get a teeth cleaning every 6 months because of appointments. Two years pass and I still did not get a cleaning […]
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Everyone very friendly and the dentist was AMAZING!
Michelle A.
You work with us so nice. Dad with cancer, Mom hauling him, us girls, or her own appts. You have always been able to fit my family in
Melia M.
The staff service at Rockledge Dental was friendly, professional and efficient.
Mary H.
Everyone was great with my son.
Robert M.
The care that both Jennie and Patti provided during this bi-annual cleaning and checkup. People matter. And knowing that I’ll be in Jennie’s goes a long way toward keeping me with the practice.
Mark H.
good attitude and good job by dental asst.
John W.
Got appointment within 1 day. Started treatment same day.
David P.
Nice clean office. Pleasant staff. No waiting.
Erma H.
Everyone here is nice and professional – from the office staff to the techs to the Dentist. I am very happy I was referred to this office.
Leesa A.
Good dental care and office personnel worked to get me in even though I was 15 minutes late,
Larry T.
I called and it was an emergency. I was able to get in 2 days latter. The staff is very nice and friendly. The dentist was amazing.
Rebecca L.
All of the staff (front desk, dentist, etc.) were very, nice and helpful. They did not try to push any unnecessary procedures!
Cheryl S.
Very friendly. Great communication. Charmin was quick and painless.
Travis G.
The staff is always friendly and with someone with dentist anxiety they always make me feel comfortable and talk about what is going to be done!
Ashley M.
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Terry M.
Very friendly staff. I hate dentists, but they all made me feel at ease there. Young assistant Victoria, talked me thru everything that was going to happen, so no surprises. Highly recommend this […]
Steve G.
I went for my dental cleaning and had a good visit Jennie, Pattie, and Charmon.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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