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When you come to Tammy Perison, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dental Care for your six-month checkup, you might admire how proficiently our dental hygienist flosses your teeth. That’s because we view flossing as an art and as such it deserves careful attention and refining. Here’s how you can do it.

First, cut 18 inches of floss. Then wind most of each end around each one of your middle fingers and hold the floss firmly between the thumb and forefingers on each hand. Then direct the floss between one crevice of your teeth, curving the floss into a C shape along each side of the crevice. Guide the floss carefully down into the ridges of your gumline. Then lift the floss carefully out of the crevice. Repeat the same process with the next tooth. You’ll want to switch to another section of the floss to evade sullying the other crevices. Remember to floss behind your last tooth.

If you don’t floss like a professional the first time you try this, don’t worry. It may take a little time, but soon you’ll get the hang of it. If you would like some in-person pointers, Dr. Tammy Perison and our expert dental team would be happy to assist you at your next dental cleaning in West Seneca, New York. Give us a ring at 716-674-5256 and visit us soon!