How to Floss Teeth

  1. Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around the middle finger of one hand and the rest around the other middle finger. If the floss is hard to get between your teeth, try using dental tape, which is thinner.
  2. Holding the floss between your thumbs and forefingers, guide it between two teeth by gently rubbing it back and forth.
  3. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it around one of the teeth and gently slide it back and forth in the crevice between the tooth and the gum.
  4. Holding the floss tightly against the side of the tooth, rub gently up and down.
  5. Repeat for each tooth, including the backside of your last teeth, changing to a different part of the floss as you go along.


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