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The great question every patient wants to know the answer to. Which do you do first, do you brush or floss first? According to the ADA and a new blog article written in the New York Times Online, it is recommended that you floss first and then brush. Why is this? It has more to do with habit than the science behind it. People are more likely to remember to floss if they floss before they brush. Read more at: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/ask-well-floss-or-brush-first/?_r=0

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Brush up on your at-home flossing technique! If flossing is not apart of your at-home dental care routine already, now is the time to incorporate it! Flossing removes particles of food and plaque from the areas where the toothbrush cannot reach.  Plaque can get left behind between your teeth and under the gum-line if you do not floss daily which can lead to cavities and gum disease.  When flossing remember to:

  • Start with 15 inches of floss, wind floss around each index finger, leaving a two inches of floss to work with
  • Slide it gently up-and-down between teeth
  • Curve floss around the base of each tooth – go beneath the gum-line
  • Lastly, remember to be gentle and floss daily!

For more information on alternative flossing options, visit our dental office and ask us about our Sonicare air flossers!Image

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