flossing teeth right wayYour dentist has probably told you (repeatedly) how important it is to floss your teeth. But, did you know there is a right and wrong way to floss your teeth? If you’re doing it wrong, you’re not reaping the benefits of flossing.

Flossing helps remove bacteria above the gumline. When you floss, you may think you are just removing plaque from between your teeth. Proper flossing goes beyond removing surface plaque. Flossing your teeth the right way removes the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and its precursor, gingivitis.

Check out this video to learn the right way to floss your teeth.

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Now that you know the right way to floss, including it in your daily routine will help you have healthy gums and teeth.

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At Ultimate Smile Design, we take the time to teach our patients the right way to care for their teeth. Your oral health affects your overall health. Make an appointment today and our friendly, caring staff will help you develop healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime. We are located in Palm Bay, Florida and we offer preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry in a soothing, welcoming environment.