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If you have questions about flossing, it can lead to an improper technique or it can even result in ignoring the routine altogether. This doesn’t help your smile. In fact, it harms your smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Lyudmila Shur, and dental team would like to help you find the answers and information you need by providing the answers to commonly asked questions about flossing in Lynnwood, Washington.

Why do I need to floss my teeth?

You need to floss your teeth because it’s vital for your oral health. It removes plaque from the crevices of your smile, which helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

How often should I floss my teeth?
You should floss daily. Many prefer to floss at night during their before-bed routine.

How should I floss my teeth?
You should floss your teeth by wrapping 18 inches of floss around the middle finger on each hand. Leave about an inch or two of floss between the two fingers. Use your index fingers to send the floss into the crack between two teeth. When the floss is in position, scrape it along the sides of each tooth to remove the plaque there and gently clean along the gumline. As you clean your smile, make sure to be gentle near the gums and use a clean section of floss as you progress from tooth to tooth.

For more information and details about flossing or about oral hygiene generally, please reach out to Dr. Shur Dental at 425-741-2030 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!