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Friday, October 22, 2010

Dental Floss

Alberto says:Dentists say that you are using dental floss properly only if you let the floss clean the area of the tooth that lies below the gum line. This is the area where plaque has the most tendency to collect since the bristles of a toothbrush cannot reach there and this leads to gum disease and cavities.

When using dental floss, remember always to keep pressure on the floss so that it is against the sides of your teeth and not pressing against the gum. Flossing is a way to clean the teeth and get rid of plaque. If you put pressure on the floss and allow it to press on your gums, you will be causing injury to your gums.

Usually in the beginning it is quite normal for some bleeding to take place. However, if it occurs continuously and your gums are always bleeding after flossing, then you are not using the correct technique to floss your teeth. However, do not stop flossing just because bleeding occurs. Instead get in touch with your dentist and ask him or her to show you the correct way of using dental floss.

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