Regular flossing is crucial for maintaining good dental hygiene. It helps remove food particles and debris, which can diminish plaque buildup and potentially lower the chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
1. Break off roughly 18 inches. Loop most of the floss around your middle fingers. Reserve about 2 inches of floss for your teeth.
2. To properly floss, position the floss between two neighboring teeth and softly glide it up and down, ensuring that both sides of every tooth are thoroughly cleaned.
3. Avoid getting floss into the gums to prevent potential gum irritation or injury.
4. When flossing, shape the floss into a C form that matches the contour of your tooth. This technique facilitates a thorough and gentle cleaning between your gums and tooth.
5. As you progress through your teeth, repeat the process. Ensure that for each individual tooth, a new section of floss is used.