How to Floss Your Teeth Efficiently

Post by: Gerarda on 01 May 2021

To floss your teeth efficiently:

1. Take about 1 meter of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Hold the floss tightly between your thumb and index finger on the other hand.

2. Gently guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. Be careful not to snap the floss into your gums, as this can cause irritation.

3. Once the floss reaches the gumline, curve it into a “C” shape against one tooth and gently slide it up and down the side of the tooth, scraping off plaque as you go.

4. Repeat this process on the other side of the same tooth, as well as on all the other teeth in your mouth.

5. Use a fresh section of floss for each tooth to avoid spreading bacteria.

6. Rinse your mouth with water to remove any debris.

For good oral health it is important to floss at least once a day, preferably after brushing your teeth. Regular flossing can help remove plaque and food particles that your toothbrush can’t reach, and can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

During your dental hygienist / dental cleaning appointment ask your dentist or dental hygienist for a demonstration to be certain you are flossing correctly.

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Posted on Saturday 1st May 2021 at 3:52 pm