Find the Best Plan in Your Area
Find The Right Dentist For You
Every dentist will tell you that flossing is a necessary step in a person's dental care routine, helping to remove plaque and food debris from between the teeth.
Many dental experts recommend flossing once per day, in addition to twice-daily brushing, to help prevent gum disease and protect dental health.
A dentist or dental hygienist can show you the proper technique for flossing. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, people may either use the spool or loop method.
The spool method - which is appropriate for people with manual dexterity - involves winding an 18-inch piece of floss around the two middle fingers on each hand.
This floss should then be moved between the teeth using the index fingers and thumbs, forming a "C" shape to wrap it around each tooth.
With the loop method, the floss is tied into a circle so that people with less manual dexterity can better handle it.
Some people prefer to use a different type of interdental cleaner that achieves the same purpose. Your dentist can help you choose a good dental care tool.
© 2008 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.