Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at to book your next appointment.

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Dental Tips - Flossing - Southeast Dental Markham

Flossing the Right Way!

Flossing daily is an important part of a healthy dental routine. It may also be one of the most overlooked. Are you guilty of not flossing enough? If the problem is simply not knowing how to floss properly and effectively, we’re here to help.

How to Floss:

  1. Choose a type of floss that suits your needs best. Some common options are waxed, unwaxed, flavoured and unflavoured.
  2. Take out enough floss for your entire mouth, approximately 45 cm or the distance from your hand to your shoulder.
  3. Wrap one end around the middle or index finger of each hand, whichever feels more comfortable. Leave two inches of the floss between your hands.
  4. Hold the floss tightly between your index and thumb. Starting with your top teeth, from left to right, gently push the floss between each tooth and work your way around your entire mouth.
  5. With the floss between your teeth, wiggle it up and down, as well as in a ‘c’ motion around the base of the tooth and just under the gumline. This will help to reach the plaque stuck in those areas.
  6. Rinsing after the entire mouth has been flossed will wash out the loosened plaque and debris. You’re finished!

Some fast facts about flossing:

  • Flossing cleans 35-40% of your tooth surface.
  • It is normal to experience some bleeding for those who are not flossing regularly – when added to a daily dental routine, that will stop.
  • Flossing is the best way to prevent gum disease.
  • Some studies have shown that flossing could help extend your life by up to six years.
  • If using dental floss is proving difficult, there are other options available, such as Waterpik, interdental brushes, and brushes with rubber tips.

Now that you’re armed with all the knowledge you need, it’s time to add flossing to your daily dental health routine! For more information, speak to your dental professionals at Southeast Dental during your next check-up. Call us at 905-471-2002 to book your appointment at our Markham dental clinic.