You don’t have to floss every tooth- just the ones you want to keep!

September 7, 2012

Flossing should be a key part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Regular brushing cannot remove the plaque build up from in between teeth and along the gum line- which is where gum (periodontal) disease usually starts, and this is why flossing once a day is so important.

Top tips for correct flossing technique:

  1. Use a long length of floss and wrap the ends around each finger
  2. Wrap the floss around your tooth in a “c” shape and move up and down the tooth, right up into the gum line.
  3. When all plaque has been removed, the floss should “squeak” against your clean teeth.
  4. Start with a fresh length of floss for each tooth.

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