How to floss your teeth?

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Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep more of your natural teeth as you age. So what is the most effective means of flossing?

  • Pull the floss taught and slide it between two teeth.
  • Pull against the side of one tooth, creating a “C-shape” and sliding upwards to remove plaque build-up.
  • Pull against the opposite tooth edge using the same technique.
  • Repeat this process for each tooth until all inner surfaces have been flossed.
  • Don’t forget to floss the backs of your molars!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I be flossing?
  • What types of results should I get from flossing?
  • Is there anything else I should be doing in addition to flossing?