How to Floss

Flossing is the technique of using dental floss to clean in between the teeth.

Before brushing your teeth, measure out about 40cm of floss and wind each end around your middle fingers. Grab 5-6cm of floss with your index or pointer fingers and thumb.

Gently glide the floss up and down between the teeth. Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.

Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth. To remove the floss, use the same back and forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.