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How to Floss Your Teeth

The surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to brush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The frequency of flossing is like brushing and ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary.

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To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides of the floss around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide the floss in between all your teeth one by one. When flossing, make sure you are not cutting your gums. The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the space in between teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down. Then move to the opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.

If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in or around Muscatine or West Liberty, give us a call today!

Muscatine Office 2202 Houser St.
Muscatine IA 52761
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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West Liberty Office 1205 N. Columbus St. Hwy #6
West Liberty IA 52776
(319) 627-2612
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
By Special Appointment
Saturday
By Special Appointment
Sunday
Closed