Flossing 101

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.

  1. Do it at least once a day.
  2. Be gentle.
  3. Use the type of floss that works for you – traditional floss and flossers are both options.
  4. Make sure the wax you choose glides easily between teeth. If space is tight, waxed might slide through better.
  5. Follow the proper order: Floss, brush, and then use mouthwash.
  6. 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.
  7. Use a clean section of floss for each tooth.