It is possible you know how important it to floss your teeth properly. However, it is flossing in the right way that will bring positive results when it comes to the health of your teeth.
The following is the proper procedure when flossing your teeth:
Take 18 inches of the dental floss and wind the 2 edges on your middle fingers. You will use one of the middle fingers to take up the dental floss when it gets dirty.
Hold the dental floss firmly using your thumbs and your forefingers
Holding the floss properly, moving it between the teeth while rubbing gently. Avoid snapping the floss directly into your gums.
When the dental floss reaches your gum line, fold it to form a C against one of your teeth. You will then slide the floss in the space between that tooth and the gum.
While holding the dental floss against your tooth, rub your tooth on the side in an up and down movement. You should ensure that as you do this, keep moving the floss away from your tooth.
Repeat the process above on the rest of your teeth until all the teeth are completely clean. You should ensure that you will work on you’re the sides of your last tooth as well.
After using the floss, throw it away and use a fresh one on your next flossing. Using the same floss twice will do more harm to your teeth as it will lead to bacterial infections.
As you work on flossing your teeth, ensure that you use high-quality flossing materials that have been approved by the health bodies. If you are not sure about the right brand, your dentist will help you in making the right choice. You should also follow other regular dental procedures to take care of your teeth and keep them in good condition.