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Flossing & Brushing


To have good dental health, you need a mix of personal dental care, and the care of your dentist. Flossing Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. [...]

Flossing & Brushing2017-04-10T04:07:03+00:00

Flossing Problems and Solutions


Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth. Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist [...]

Flossing Problems and Solutions2017-04-10T04:08:14+00:00



Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease. Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once [...]


How to brush your teeth


Step 1 Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard. Step 2 Clean every surface of [...]

How to brush your teeth2017-04-10T04:11:20+00:00
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