- Measure a piece a floss to use. Generally, 15-18 inches works well.
- Pinch the ends of the floss between your thumb and index fingers and roll it onto your index fingers on each hand.
- Using your middle fingers as a guide, gently press the floss between each tooth. Move the floss at a slight angle to clean below the gum line.
- Floss between every tooth and don’t forget the back of your molars.
- When you have finished, rinse your mouth out (swish and spit) with water or mouthwash.
Flossing freshens your breath
The great thing about a daily flossing habit is that you ensure your teeth are free of plaque and you’re sure to have fresh breath. The bacteria in your mouth which turns to plaque and later tartar, if not removed, causes halitosis as well as gum disease. Help younger children floss their teeth or provide flossers which are perfect for their little hands.
With a little practice and some help from your Brookline dentist team, your mouth will be clean and fresh. Even better, now you know two ways to floss. Follow us on Facebook for more tips on oral health or give our office a call if you need a short education on flossing. We might not know how to do the dance, but we promise we can give you a winning smile.