Cleaning the spaces between your teeth is just as important as brushing your teeth. Flossing regularly allows you to get in the nooks and crannies of your teeth where a toothbrush just won’t go. While a large part of the American population, XX% admits to not flossing regularly, there is also a large group that flosses but don’t do it right.
Make sure you are getting the most out of your flossing efforts by following these simple tips.
- Do it at least once a day.
- Be gentle.
- Use the type of floss that works for you – traditional floss and flossers are both options.
- Make sure the wax you choose glides easily between teeth. If space is tight, waxed might slide through better.
- Follow the proper order: Floss, brush, and then use mouthwash.
- Don’t just slide the floss back and forth. Instead, curl the floss around the tooth in a c-shape move it up and down to scrape all sides of the tooth.
- Use a clean section of floss for each tooth.