What’s the Right Way to Floss?
Good flossing removes plaque and food particles in areas where a toothbrush can not reach — under the gumline and between your tooth. Since plaque build-up might lead to tooth decay and gum disease flossing is recommended.
To get benefits out of flossing, use the following appropriate technique:
Beginning with about 18 inches of floss, wind majority of the floss around each finger, leaving 2 of floss or inches to work with Holding the floss between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it up-and-down between your teeth, bend the floss around the base of each tooth, making certain you move beneath the gumline.
Never snap or force the floss, as this might cut or bruise delicate gum tissue Use clean sections of toothpaste as you move from tooth to tooth To remove the floss, use the Identical motion to bring the floss up and out from the teeth What Type of Floss Should I Use? The two chief kinds of floss out of which to select!
Nylon (or multifilament) floss PTFE (monofilament) floss Nylon floss is available waxed and unwaxed, also at a range of flavors. As this kind of floss is made up of strands of nylon, it might sometimes tear or shred, especially between teeth with tight contact points. While cheaper, single filament (PTFE) floss slides between tooth, even those with tight distances between tooth, and so is shred-resistant. When used, both kinds of floss are great at removing plaque and debris.