Health Tip: Are You Flossing Correctly?

Here's what experts recommend

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(HealthDay News) -- Flossing is an essential part of good dental health. But are you taking all the right steps to protect your mouth?

The American Dental Association says:

  • Flossing before or after brushing doesn't really make a difference. What's most important is to pick the time of day that works best for you.
  • Floss your child's teeth as soon as two teeth touch. Parents should supervise flossing until the child is about 10 years old, or later if the child requires additional supervision.
  • Floss thoroughly but gently. While you shouldn't feel pain, some slight discomfort is normal.
  • Choose the tool that works best for you, whether it's using actual floss or a water flosser.


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