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Keeping up on oral hygiene is extremely important, especially because Halloween is just around the corner. So, make sure you brush your teeth (or fangs if you’re a vampire or werewolf) twice a day and floss at least once a day. However, we understand that flossing can get a bit tricky at times. So, to help you properly floss, we have provided the following instructions for you:

-Take about 18 inches of floss out of the floss container. Wind most of it around one of your middle fingers, or your paw if you’re a werewolf.

-Wind the rest of the floss around the same finger on the opposite hand or paw.

-Have about one inch of floss between your two index fingers. Make sure you hold it tightly without any slack. Guide that section of floss between your teeth using a gentle sawing motion.

-When the floss reaches the gumline, curve the floss into a “C” shape against the tooth or fang. Gently slide the floss between the gums and tooth until you feel resistance.

-Hold the floss against the tooth and move it away from the gums, scraping the side of the tooth as you move up.

As you can see, flossing isn’t as difficult as you may think. However, if you have questions or if you would like to learn more about flossing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please call Urquiola Dental Center PC today at 734-973-7450. Your dentist, Dr. Nancy Urquiola, and our dental team are more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!