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Flossing Procedure

The basic components of a good oral hygiene program are toothbrushing and FLOSSING.

You should make every effort to brush your teeth three times a day and floss once a day. Bacterial plaque is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.  No toothbrush (manual or electric) can reach all the surfaces of a tooth. FLOSSING is critical in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. Mouthwashes or rinses are not a substitute for flossing.

Teeth with dental  fillings, crowns and bridges are still susceptible to decay and gum disease.  Implants are not susceptible to decay, but they remain vulnerable to gum disease; therefore, you must make an extra effort to brush and floss in order  to maintain your dental work in good condition.

When learning to floss, it is beneficial to DISCLOSE the teeth by chewing a DISCLOSING TABLET. The tablet contains a die that will stain plaque. Once you see where plaque is, you can proceed to remove it.

Flossing is not easy at first and requires dexterity.  The key to success is practice.

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