4 rules for the use of dental floss

14 May

Gum problems begin with the accumulation of plaque at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing – is an important part of the procedure, oral care, which helps remove plaque from areas where no one can get a toothbrush.

But to really take advantage of the thread can be using the proper technique during cleaning daily oral care.

The Association of American Dental Hygienists gathered key elements proper technique of cleaning teeth floss in four easy steps:

1. wrap: Screw the 18 cm of thread around the middle fingers of each hand. Hold the thread between your thumb and forefinger, leaving a one-two-centimeter length between them.
Use thumbs to direct the thread to the upper teeth.

2. naprvlenie: hold one or two centimeters long strands tightly between your fingers. Use index fingers to guide the thread between the contacts of the lower teeth.

3. SLIDE: gently direct thread between the teeth using zigzag movements.

Do not force the floss in between teeth.

Distribute the thread around the tooth.

4. MOVEMENT: slide floss up and down the tooth surface and under the gum line. Clean each tooth thoroughly clean the thread portion.

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