Daily flossing allows you to clean between the teeth and under the gum line, while at the same time preventing plaque build up and protecting your gums and teeth from the damage that plaque can cause.
- When you floss, use 12-16 inches (30-40 cm). Wrap the floss around your middle fingers and leave a couple inches between your hands.
- Guide the floss between your teeth with your thumbs and forefingers, using a back-and-forth motion.
- Curve the floss around each tooth and make sure to get under the gum line, gently moving the floss up and down along the side of the tooth.
- If you struggle with conventional floss, try using a floss holder.