About Flossing Day
How to floss correctly:
- Take about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around the middle finger of one hand, and the rest around the middle finger of the other hand.
- Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and index fingers, leaving about an inch or two of floss to work with.
- Gently slide the floss between your teeth, using a back-and-forth motion to work it down to the gumline. Be careful not to snap the floss into your gums.
- Curve the floss into a "C" shape around each tooth, and gently scrape the side of each tooth, including the area under the gumline.
- Use a clean section of floss for each space between your teeth.
- After flossing, brush your teeth as you normally would.
It's important to floss at least once a day, preferably at night before going to bed, as it helps remove plaque and food particles that have accumulated during the day. It is also important to use proper technique, as improper flossing can actually cause damage to the gums. If you have difficulty flossing, you may want to consider using an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser or wooden plaque remover
It's also important to remember that flossing is just one part of a good oral hygiene routine, which should also include regular brushing, the use of fluoride toothpaste, and regular dental check-ups.