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Dental Flossing 101: What, Why and How

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Dental Flossing 101: What, Why and How

Are you one of those people who are secretly unsure about exactly how to go about flossing? Because let’s face it, everyone teaches their kid how to brush, but not many parents are quite that particular about flossing. So when you grow older and hear these never-ending tales about the wonders of flossing, you want to know more but are too embarrassed/lazy to ask. Well, let us tell you dental flossing is all about.

Ask any dental care professional, be it Dr.Sharma or elsewhere, they’ll tell you that flossing is an absolutely essential part of oral healthcare. It helps remove plaque from between the teeth in places where your toothbrush cannot reach. If not removed, this plaque may turn hard and become calculus or tartar, both of which are associated with cavities and gum disease.

One should ideally floss at least once a day, though it doesn’t matter when. Simply take a long piece of floss and wrapping it around one finger of each hand, and loop it around a tooth. Use an up and down motion making sure that you are hugging the tooth, to cleanse between teeth in this manner. If you still have doubts, contact Dr.Sharma at (905) 895 8031 or at

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