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Flossing fundamentals

We get down to the basics to ensure you get the best out each floss.


Flossing may seem easy, but it is only effective in removing plaque from your teeth if you use the right technique. The most important thing to do before you start flossing is to wash your hands as you will be putting your fingers in your mouth. Then, follow these steps to keep your teeth plaque free-

Use enough floss

Break of a piece which is about 18 inches long. It may sound a lot but it will allow you to use a clean segment for each tooth as you go from one to the other. Wrap the floss around the middle finger or index finger of both hands. The middle finger would be better as this will allow you to use your index finger to manipulate the floss.

Slide between the teeth

Slide the floss between th3e teeth and make sure you follow a zigzag motion.  Be careful- the floss should not snap or pop while it is in between your teeth.

Form a “C”-

Make a C shape with the floss as you wrap it around the tooth. Then carefully pull the floss upward from the gum line to the top of the tooth.

Roll the floss

As you move from one tooth to the next, make sure you roll the floss with one hand while simultaneously loosening it with the other, so each tooth will be cleaned by fresh, clean floss.

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Reach both sides

Make sure you floss the back side of each tooth.

Regardless of what type of floss you use, flossing will be effective as long as your technique is correct. It will help prevent plaque buildup and will keep your mouth free of food particles and help maintain good oral hygiene

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RDutt

RDutt

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Flossing should be done gently. Hard flossing can harm the gums.

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Useful article

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nklaad

nklaad

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From where can i order the floss . i couldnt find it on this site

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rdjainca

rdjainca

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It clears the unwanted contents between teeths

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