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Tips on how to floss

Flossing removes plaque and debris from in between the teeth and under the gumline, places where the brush cannot easily reach.  Plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease so it's daily removal is extremely important. 

Start with a length of floss that is comfortable for you.  Wrap each end around your middle or index finger leaving about 2 inches in between.  Slip the floss in between your teeth forming a 'C' shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gum line.  Sweep the floss up and down making sure to clean both sides of every tooth two to three times. 

Don't forget the backs of the back molars!  Move to a new section of clean floss as needed.

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