The Correct Way to Floss

If you were inspired by our last blog post and wanted to start flossing, but didn’t know how to correctly do so, please read on to find out the correct way to floss your teeth. These easy to follow steps will ensure that you’re cleaning your teeth properly and effectively.

  1. Pull the floss from the package and make it to be about as long as your forearm, then cut it. Some flosses come pre-cut for your convenience.
  2. Wrap the floss around both your index and middle fingers, leaving about a 1-2 inch space for flossing your teeth.
  3. Gently wiggle the string of floss between your teeth, working all the way up to the gum line. Move the floss into a “C” shape to get both the front and back of the gumline as that’s where most food gets trapped. Repeat this process 2-3 times for each tooth.

Be sure to move your way down the line of floss if it is becoming too worn or not removing the particles properly. Gums that are not used to flossing may become sensitive, sore, become inflamed, or even bleed, but once they become accustomed to flossing, they’ll be much healthier and will not bleed anymore, so long as the flossing is done gently and correctly.