Brushing misses 40% of your teeth surfaces. Use these tips once a day to clean between your teeth. First, choose your tool – tiny brushes, a dental pick or floss.
Get the Right Amount
Start with 18 inches of floss. That’s 1 standard keyboard, 3 six-inch sub sandwiches, or a two and a half pound salmon. Use whichever you want to measure, but just know that the salmon may be slippery.
Wrap it Right
Wrap floss around each of your middle fingers (yes, middle fingers can be used for something other than rush hour traffic!).
Let the Flossing Begin
Hold the floss between your thumbs and index fingers and insert between two teeth. Curve the floss into a “C” shape around each tooth. Finish by moving the floss up and down. Don’t forget to show your back molars some flossing love too!
Feel the Difference
If you are new to flossing, try these steps twice a day for three days straight and see if you notice a difference in how your gums looks and feel.
Prefer to watch and learn? Check out this short video.
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