How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

Updated on Friday 20th January 2017

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Brushing and flossing the teeth are the main routines everyone should consider if they want to avoid tooth decay or all aspects related to a bad oral hygiene. There are specific techniques to adopt when brushing or flossing the teeth and in this article, we will explain who to properly use dental floss. Before that, we remind that you can receive successful dental implants in Dubai, after a proper dental examination. Our dentists in Dubai can provide you with information about the available dental treatments in our modern dental clinics in Dubai.

Important techniques to floss the teeth

The Dubai dentist recommends flossing the teeth before bedtime, in order to remove the food debris after brushing the teeth, because this is the perfect moment when you are not in a hurry and you can give complete attention to your denture. But if you like to feel your teeth clean as much as possible, you can use the dental floss after every meal.

You should start by using about 40 cm of dental floss, hold it around each middle finger and then introduce it between the teeth. The lower jaw is usually the first one to be cleaned with dental floss and it is recommended to do this process in front of the mirror. The up and down movements with the dental floss will eliminate the food particles stuck between the teeth. The upper jaw needs to be cleaned with the same attention as the previous one. The dental floss needs to go beneath the gumline, with delicate movements, in order to avoid accidental cuts. Once the process is done, you should clean the mouth with water and then with special fluoride rinses which are usually found on the market. Our dentist in Dubai can offer detailed information about the entire procedure and about the type of dental floss you should use for a better cleaning process.

Floss the teeth to avoid bacteria and tooth decay

As we all know, teeth can get easily decayed if no oral hygiene is considered. Brushing and flossing the teeth need to be done every day, with no exceptions or excuses. There are many types of dental floss and the dentist recommends the waxed and non-waxed nylon floss which is resistant and can successfully remove debris and plaque. If you have implemented dental routines on children, make sure to teach him how to floss before bedtime. Such habits will help the kid to take care of the teeth for the entire life.

Make sure to contact our team of dentists in Dubai for extra information about how to properly floss your teeth.