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