How to use a flossing tool

Flossing tool and photo of man using one

To use a flossing tool, gently work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each tooth, and gently slide it under the gum line. Move the floss firmly up and down several times to scrape off the plaque.

Current as ofOctober 3, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

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