Q10. How do I use floss?

A10. It can bit a bit tricky to start with but you will soon get the hang of it. Start by winding one end of the floss around the middle finger of your left hand: then wind the other end around the middle finger of your opposite hand.

Then fold the floss in a letter ‘C’ around a tooth before inserting it in the space between that tooth and your gum.

Hold the floss firmly and move it up and down against the tooth.

Repeat this process for the rest of your teeth.

Rinse out your mouth with water or even better, a mouthwash to remove food particles dislodged by the flossing.

Our how should you floss section contains a set of steps on how to use dental floss.

FAQS Index:

Dental Floss FAQs - A Guide to Dental Floss

  1. What is ‘dental floss?’
  2. Should I floss?
  3. What are the benefits of flossing?
  4. Are there any risks with flossing?
  5. Can I floss if my teeth are too close together?
  6. My teeth have gaps between them, can I use dental floss?
  7. What types of floss are there?
  8. Which floss is right for me?
  1. How much does floss cost?
  2. How do I use floss?
  3. Q11. I brush my teeth every day; do I need to use floss?
  4. Does flossing hurt?
  5. I have arthritis and find it difficult to floss; is there an alternative?
  6. What is ‘Glide?’
  7. What is a ‘flossing aid?’

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