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Brushing & Flossing—Are You Sure What You’re Doing Is Correct?

After brushing and flossing your teeth, have you ever wondered if what you are doing is correct—or more importantly, really cleaning your teeth and gum tissues? Everyone from time to time feels this way! Most of the self-checks for evaluating your oral hygiene habits are easy to do and incorporate into your daily routine. For example, after brushing and flossing, use your tongue to sweep across all of your teeth on both the outside and inside surfaces. Do your teeth feel slick and smooth right down to your gum lines like they do after a professional cleaning? If not, you should have your brushing technique evaluated. And when flossing your teeth, do you ever see any blood or does your floss smell? If so, these are both signs that you need to improve your oral hygiene habits.