Start with 18″ of floss. Wind most of it around one of your middle fingers and the rest around the same finger on your other hand.
Hold floss tightly with about 1″ of floss between your hands. Glide floss between teeth with a gentle sawing motion.
You’ll feel resistance when the floss reaches your gumline. Gently curve it into a C against your tooth.
Hold the floss against each tooth, gently scraping the tooth’s side while moving the floss away from the gum. Repeat on all teeth. Don’t forget the very back ones.
Be brave! If you haven’t flossed recently, your gums may feel sore or bleed. Don’t worry: After 5-6 days, you’ll remove the built-up bacteria and your gums will feel great.
Rinse to refresh. Once you’ve finished brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth vigorously to remove any loosened plaque and food particles.
The time is now. When it comes to preventive care, there is no “bad” time to dive in. We Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine Drive recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. Consider adding extra sessions after high-carbohydrate meals or snacks, sweets and sugary beverages.