How to Floss: Not just the dance, but to correctly help your gums,teeth and smile

  • Get a piece of floss approximately 18 inches in length and wrap it around both middle fingers, with more on one finger than the other. Leave one to two inches of floss to utilize.
  • Hold the dental floss tightly between your thumb and index finger, slide it between your teeth up-and-down gently in a “C” shape motion.
  • Glide the dental floss between your teeth using a zig-zag motion, making sure to go gently beneath the gum line. Do not use too much pressure, this could cause bleeding and damage to gums.
  • Move from tooth to tooth, repeating the process and do not forget your very back teeth! They are susceptible to plaque, gum disease and tooth decay as well. 
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