How to Floss Your Teeth

Even after brushing, there might still some places that your toothbrush cannot reach, like the surfaces between teeth. Therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The frequency of flossing is just like brushing, i.e., ideally after each meal. If that's not possible, then floss at least once time a day before going to bed.



Begin by cutting 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 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 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.

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