We know what you’re saying, “It’s hard enough remembering to brush, I really don’t want to stick my hands all up in my mouth and cut up my gums.” Flossing is essential for clean and healthy teeth. Laziness is never a good excuse to skip flossing. Here are some tips for more effective floss sessions.

Start off with 18 inches of floss and go to work!


  1. Wrap the floss around one of your middles fingers (meaning not your pinky or thumb). Wrap the rest of the floss around the same finger of the opposite hand.
  2. Use your thumb and forefingers to hold the floss tightly the tighter it is the better it will fit between your teeth and not break.
  3. When putting the floss on your teeth guide it through softly. You are trying to remove excess food not cut your gums off.
  4. When you get to the gum line make it into a C shape when moving it through your gums.
  5. Rub it gently back and forth and remember to get every single tooth including the back teeth.

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