Flossing is an Important Ingredient of Good Oral Hygiene
To floss, slip the floss between the teeth. Then press it up under the gum gently, and wrap it around the tooth. Scrape the floss away from the gum to clean your tooth.
When people lose their teeth, most often it is from gum disease. And the most serious gum disease trouble spots are usually between the teeth. So it is especially important to keep those areas clean. Your at home oral hygiene practices needs to include flossing.
Tooth decay often also starts right at the spot where to adjacent teeth touch. It’s a hiding place for bacteria if you aren’t flossing. Simply flossing once a day will greatly increase your chances of having a perfect checkup.
With a good flossing technique, you will scrape the tooth from just under the gumline, where the tooth attaches to the gum, all the way up the side of the tooth. Wrap the floss around the tooth somewhat so that you cover as much tooth area as possible with the floss.