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As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s important to take good care of your teeth, or your fangs if you’re a vampire or werewolf. If you don’t take good care of your smile, there is a good chance you could fall victim to the scary toothaches and cavities.

One of the best ways to care for your smile is to floss between your teeth at least once a day. To help you properly do so, our Northridge Dental LLC team offers these flossing instructions:

-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.

If you floss using these tips, you will have a successful flossing technique in Lincoln, Nebraska, and your smile can be healthy and ready for Halloween! For more information and details, please feel free to call our office today at 402-477-1177 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Timothy Dinkelman, or a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!