Crime #1 – The Right Way To Floss

September 23, 2013 5:18 am58 commentsViews: 168

Posted by LE Dental Clinic Cavite Accredited 

Most people commit this crime of snapping their dental floss into their gums, but here in LE Dental Clinic Imus Cavite Accredited by healthcards  we take good care of you and your dental health  that is why we want to guide you on how to avoid this crime. Always keep in mind this wise advice from the experts, “If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces.”

Dental floss is a bundle of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. Dental floss may be made of either plastic (nylonPTFE or polyethylene) or silk, and can be flavored or unflavored, and waxed or unwaxed.

Did you know?

  • Levi Spear Parmly invent the first dental floss

Levi Spear Parmly a dentist from New Orleans, is credited with inventing the first form of dental floss.  In 1815, he recommended that people should clean their teeth with silk floss .

  •  Codman and Shurtleft company produced human-usable unwaxed silk floss in 1882

Dental floss was still unavailable to the consumer until the Codman and Shurtleft company started producing human-usable unwaxed silk floss in 1882.  In 1898, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation received the first patent for dental floss.  Other early brands included Red Cross, Salter Sill Co. and Brunswick.



The 6 Right Way to Floss

1. Choose the one that suit you

In buying dental floss, choose the one that suit your personal preference, including waxed, unwaxed, flavored and unflavored, choose dental floss with fluoride.

Waxed or unwaxed floss can removed the plaque on your teeth.  If you have difficulty in sliding the floss, then choose the waxed floss, but if you have more space on teeth, then you can use the unwaxed floss.


2. Use 18 inches of floss

Take approximately 18 inches of floss and wrap on the middle finger, and the opposite side of the floss on the middle finger of the other hand.

3. Use your index finger and thumb

Grasp the floss between your index finger and thumb leaving at least 2 inches of floss exposed.


4. Gently insert floss in your teeth

Begin by inserting the floss between the teeth with the thumb gently guiding the floss in a gentle back and forth motion.  The floss should slide on the side of each tooth. DO NOT SNAP THE FLOSS DOWN INTO THE GUMS because it may cut an area of your gum.


Repeat the process between each tooth especially on the molar area.

6. Have a schedule for flossing everyday

To maintain your dental health floss your teeth once every day.

Dental floss is the most widely used tool for flossing, but there are many other interdental items available (i.e. floss holders or picks) that will achieve the same results.


LE Dental Clinic Cavite Accredited  provides educational tools from brushing to flossing, to help maintain your gums and teeth healthy.

Get your flyers on how to brush and floss properly, asks your dentist to teach you, we at LE Dental Clinic Cavite Accredited are very glad to assist in your dental needs.

LE Dental Clinic Cavite Accredited is located in Cavite and also accessible to people in Bacoor and Dasmariñas.

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