How to floss (the right way)

Flossing is a very important part of everyday dental hygiene for people of every age. But, it is just as important to make sure that you are flossing properly.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help make sure you and your family are flossing properly.


  • Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with

  • Hold the floss tight between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth

  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue

  • Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth

  • To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth

By following these clear and easy steps, you can ensure that your kid’s teeth stay strong and healthy!

source & inspiration from the colgate website.

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