Flossing

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Flossing

  1. 1.  What is dental Floss?  Types of Flosses?  What is Flossing?  Flossing technique?  Rules?  Benefits?
  2. 2.  Dental floss is a bundle of thin filaments which may be made of either nylon or silk.  Some of them coated with fluoride.  It can be flavored or unflavored.  Some of them may be waxed or unwaxed.
  3. 3. Definition Flossing is a technique of cleaning teeth by the use of a dental floss.
  4. 4.  Take about 18inches of floss and wind around the middle finger of both hands three times.  Hold floss tightly between middle finger and thumb.  Guide the floss between teeth using a gentle rubbing motion.  When the floss reaches gum line turn it into C-shaped against one tooth.  Upon cleaning each content the dirty floss should be wound around finger and remaining clean portion to be used.
  5. 5.  Always keep the pressure of your floss against your teeth.  Never apply pressure upon your gums.  Change the section of floss you are using from time to time.  You should rinse your mouth out afterwards.
  6. 6.  Regular floss  Specialized plastic wands  Ergonomic floss
  7. 7.  It is commonly supplied in plastic dispensers which contain 10 to 100 meters of floss.  Available in different thickness.
  8. 8.  Aka as Floss picks  They are handy.  Advantage is that they do not pinch fingers like regular floss does.  Enhanced reach of wand can make flossing the back teeth easier.  Disadvantage is that it makes it difficult to floss at all angles which are possible with regular floss.
  9. 9.  Have improved handle for better grip.  Its floss head have a unique feature that it can rotate in any direction making it accessible to any pair of teeth in the mouth.
  10. 10. Improves oral hygiene.  Also Clean those area where toothbrush cannot reach.  Removes plaque and food particles from interdental spaces.  Cleans tooth surface beneath gum line.  Prevents halitosis.  Polishes tooth surface. 

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