Top Tip For Dental Care: Flossing

31 / 08 / 2015

Use dental floss to clean in-between the teeth where plaque collects. Floss before you brush to remove any plaque from these areas.

Roughly 90% of problems arise from areas between the teeth so it’s important to floss effectively.

Hold floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers and guide it between your teeth using a gentle sliding action. When the floss reaches where the tooth meets the gum, curve it into a v shape against the tooth and gently slide it up and down between the gum and the tooth. Repeat for the other side and every tooth. For larger gaps you can use an interdental brush.