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Perfecting Your Flossing Technique

If you've recently visited a dentist in Lexington to receive a dental filling, it may be necessary to improve your oral hygiene routine. It's critical to make flossing part of your daily teeth cleaning regimen to prevent future cavities and gingivitis. Your dentist or your dental hygienist can demonstrate the proper flossing technique for you. First, your dentist will recommend using about six inches of floss and wrapping the ends around each index finger. Then, gently guide the floss between each tooth.

You can see a demonstration of the proper flossing technique by watching this expert at a general dentistry practice. He explains one of the most common mistakes people make when flossing teeth and demonstrates how to wrap the floss around each tooth to remove food debris and plaque.

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