It took me many years to perfect this technique.
- If you can’t brush after a meal, rinse your mouth well with warm water.
- Cut a piece of dental floss about 28” long. (I suggest this length so that mom’s and dad’s hands can help you.)
- Fold the floss in ½ and put a few knots in it about 3 or 4 inches apart.
- When you floss, pull the floss back and forth between each tooth to dislodge particles. Do behind your back teeth, too.
- In addition to flossing, use a candle-decorating tool (found in army and navy surplus stores or a hobby shop) to remove plaque.
- Plaque is common behind the front teeth; because, the glands that secrete plaque-causing grit is up front, under the tongue.
- Now, brush for 3 minutes around every surface. If you tilt your head in various directions, gravity will help you brush well.
- Now, rinse with warm water…then spit.
- Use of a water pick is very helpful.
- Follow with mouth wash. Spit. Do Not Swallow.
- See a dentist regularly. They do a lot better job of cleaning than any of us. They’re cheaper than having dental work done.
Shiny, shiny, shiny!