How to Floss Your Teeth

flossThe surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to brush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing with dental floss. The frequency of flossing is like brushing and ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary.

To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide it 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 it 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.

Use this knowledge to keep your teeth and gums as healthy, pristine, clean and fresh as possible.