10 Tips How to Floss
There's no doubt that flossing is an essential part of your dental health routine. But lots of people simply don't do it because they're not completely sure how to floss their teeth correctly. If you're one of those people, this article will show you the right way — so you can see what you've been missing out on!
1. Make sure your floss is thin enough to slide between teeth without causing damage. Never force floss string between teeth or you can cut or hurt your gum. If you can not get the floss between teeth then use interdental brushes instead.
2. Use a flosser device like Easy Flosser or similar. It will make your flossing routing easier and more pleasant. It will also let you reach difficult spot back on your teeth.
3. If you find a piece of food stuck between your teeth, don't try to dislodge it with your tongue — this can push it into the gum, making the problem worse. Instead, use a piece of dental floss to gently dislodge it.
4. If flossing with the finger method, don't floss with dry hands or with a floss that's dry.
5. It's best to start at the back of your mouth and move to the front.
6. If you have bleeding gums, try rinsing your mouth with salt water before you floss.
7. Floss at least once a day, preferably after every meal.
8. Avoid using floss picks, they have a tendency to break unless you find a good quality floss pick>
9. Brushing first helps to remove food particles and loosen plaque, making it easier to floss so rising come first, brushing second and flossing third.
10. Flossing is the only way to remove plaque from the sides of your teeth where your brush can't reach.