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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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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