Visiting your dentist in Everett, WA can sometimes feel a bit like getting a report card. It’s easy for your dentist to tell if you’ve been regularly brushing and flossing properly . And if you aren’t, you’re placing yourself at an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. Let your dentist know if you’re having trouble gripping the floss or getting around your braces. He or she can discuss solutions to overcome these challenges.
In the meantime, watch this featured video for some helpful reminders about the proper way to clean where your toothbrush can’t. Wrap both ends of a long piece of floss between both of your middle fingers. Hold about an inch with your thumbs and forefingers, and gently wiggle it between two teeth. Curve the floss so that it hugs the side of the tooth, and gently insert it slightly beneath the gum line.