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If you want a successful Halloween holiday, it’s important to take good care of your teeth, or fangs if you’re a vampire or werewolf this year. This is important because the countless sugary candies and treats can cling to your smile and harm your teeth and gums. One way to care for your smile is to floss at least once a day.

To help you properly floss, our Paul L. Evans, DDS dental team has provided the following flossing instructions for you:

-Break off about 18 inches of floss. Wind most of the product around one of your middle fingers, or around your paw if you’re a werewolf.

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

-Hold about an inch of the floss between your two index fingers without any slack. Guide that section of floss between your teeth by using a gentle back-and-forth motion.

-When the floss gets close to the gums, curve it into a “C” shape against the tooth or fang. Then gently slide it between the tooth and gums until you feel resistance.

-Hold the floss against the tooth and gently scrape the side, slowly moving away from the gums.

To learn more about flossing in Grass Valley, California, please call our office today at 530.273.4442. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Paul L. Evans, if you would like a demonstration on how to properly floss. We are happy to help you in any way we can!