How do you floss correctly?
- Break off about 18 to 24 inches of dental floss. ...
- Next, hold the floss taut with your thumbs and index fingers.
- Place the dental floss in between two teeth. ...
- As the floss reaches your gums, curve the floss at the base of the tooth to form a C shape. ...
- Repeat the steps as you move from tooth to tooth.
Do you floss before or after brushing?
- Regular flossing may also reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line. It's best to floss before brushing your teeth.
What if you can't floss between teeth?
- Instead, let go of one end of the floss and pull the thread through your teeth. If this solution doesn't work, then try moving the floss thread down and out with a gentle sawing motion against the side of the tooth. If you try to force the floss out, you might damage your gums, causing them to be irritated or bleed