Reshma Gowda D.D.S.

2950 E. Wattles Rd., Ste. 200
Troy, MI 48085

248-526-9680

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Office Hours
Monday 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m. - 7p.m.
Wednesday      8a.m. - 5p.m.
Thursday 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday 9a.m. - 2p.m.

How to Floss Your Teeth

The surfaces between teeth are not easily accessible by toothbrush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The ideal frequency for flossing is like brushing: ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary.

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To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides of the floss around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide the floss in between all of your teeth one by one. When flossing, make sure you are not cutting your gums. The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the space in between the teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down. Then move to the opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.

If you have any questions about flossing your teeth and you live in Troy, MI or the surrounding area, give us a call today!

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