Flossing

Why Floss Your Teeth

Flossing removes plaque and food particles from your teeth in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach (ie under the gumline and between your teeth). Plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease so daily flossing is highly recommended.

How to Floss

Starting with about 30cms of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.

Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue

Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.

To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.

Use about 30cm of
floss leaving an inch
or two to work with.

Gently follow the
curves of your
teeth.

Be sure to clean
beneath the gumline,
but avoid snapping
floss on the gums.