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Do you wish there was an instruction manual on how to floss your child’s smile? If so, Dr. Brandon Green and our Masterpiece Dental team are more than happy to give you exactly what you’re looking for!

Flossing is an extremely beneficial oral hygiene technique that needs to be performed at least once a day. So, to help you keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape, we have provided the following flossing instructions:

Step 1: Remove about 18 inches of floss from the container and wrap most of it around one of your fingers. Then, hold a short length of the floss between the thumb and index finger. Use the thumb and index finger to gently push the floss between each tooth. Be gentle as you push the floss through the crevice. Being too rough could harm the gums.

Step 2: When you are between two teeth, adjust the floss into a “C” shape and curve it around each tooth. Move the floss up and down gently along the side of the tooth and underneath the gumline.

Step 3: Remember to use a new section of floss as you move from tooth to tooth. That way, you won’t risk reinserting the plaque or food particles that you removed previously.

If you would like to know more about oral hygiene in American Fork, Utah, like how to brush your child’s teeth or when to bring them in for their first dental checkup, please call 801.756.5136 today and talk to your dentist or a member of our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to give you the information you’re looking for!