- Dr Vidya Varathan Dental Care
How To Floss Properly?
How to floss properly? Do you know?
Flossing daily removes plaque & other debris that brushing alone does not reach. By flossing regularly,you increase the chance of keeping your teeth for a lifetime & reduce your risk of developing Gum problems. rIt can even help you get rid of bad breath. The benefit of flossing are almost endless, really & anyone who isn`t flossing is missing it out.
How to do flossing?
To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:
Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger of both hands, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your 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.