01/30/2010  |  
Posted in Oral Hygiene
The Proper Way to Brush and Floss

If you asked most adults if they feel that their method for brushing and flossing is correct, most would reply, “yes.” However, many are surprised when they discover that what they've been doing for years may in fact be undermining good oral health. By holding your toothbrush in the wrong position or applying too much pressure, you can easily damage fragile gum tissues and create grooves in the teeth. And while most people don't mind brushing their teeth, 50% of plaque accumulation occurs in the protected area between your teeth, the site where gum (periodontal) disease and cavities start and progress.

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