Use Five Fingers for Quick and Healthy Flossing in Lone Tree

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5 flossing steps made so easy you can tick them off one finger at a time thanks to Almeida & Bell Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry, on the web at

Thumbkin: Thumb to Chest Reminder
Thumb to chest can remind me that this isn’t for my friends. Brushing the goobers off so I don’t gross them out; rinsing with mouthwash for fresh breath as I speak; that is for friends. Flossing is for me, myself and I. I want healthy gums, therefore I floss.

Pointer: Pointer Fingers Measure
How much floss will I need to floss my 32 teeth? The American Dental Association suggests you start with about 18 inches. About 6 lengths of your pointer finger should suffice.

Tall Man: Wrap the Middle Fingers
This is a team effort. With the middle fingers wound up in the floss, the thumb and forefinger can grip and guide the floss into place. After curving the floss around the tooth into a “C” shape, and wiping away the floss with up and down motions, then “unspool” the floss for a new section for the next tooth’s edges.

Ring Man: The Smell Test
Many a long-term relationship has been cut short due to not-so-fresh breath. Smell floss before going between teeth. Smell it after. Bad smell? Brushing is not cleaning away that bacteria well enough. Hurray for floss! This smell test says the brushing needs to be adjusted. Be gentle with your gums. Keep those spots at the base of your teeth bacteria-free.

Pinky: Time to Promise
Make the commitment now. Every time you look at your pinky, remember that you pinky promised to keep those gums free from disease. Flossing isn’t so much about removing food as it is about removing dental plaque. Plaque causes tooth decay and inflamed gums. Periodontal disease eventually leads to tooth loss. Tooth neglect is a slippery slope.

We’re Dr. Adam Almeida and Dr. Paul Bell at Almeida & Bell Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry. We encourage you to take care of your oral health for a happier, healthier life.

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Whether you need a bi-annual cleaning or cosmetic dentistry, Almeida & Bell Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry aids in a variety of ways with your dental needs.

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One of our specialties is cosmetic dentistry. And if you need general dentistry or dental implants, then we are your best friends. Our staff members are trained to be courteous, responsible, respectful, and focused.

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Drs. Almeida & Bell
Almeida & Bell Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124